THE ABUNDANT LIFE


THE ABUNDANT LIFE

John 10:10 (NKJV) The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 (MSG) A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

As we finish this powerful verse today, let us look at the last part.  Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  God wants us to have an abundant life. This means, and I like how the Message Bible says it, “More and better life than they ever dreamed of.”  That is so good! 

This life God wants us to have is an abundant life.  It is a full, rich, and overflowing life. The word “abundantly” is from the Greek word periossos, and it means to be above, beyond what is regular, extraordinary, or even exceeding. This is not just abundance; it is super-abundance!

God, our Father, has so blessed us that, when we let Jesus into our hearts, He not only showers us with His goodness, He makes it beyond what is regular, extraordinary, or even exceeding. Again, this is not just abundance; it is super-abundance!

Sometimes in life, we can have too much of a good thing, like rain, or ice cream.  Well, we can never have too much of God!  His grace is so good, yet it never hurts us.  His mercies are new every morning!  It is like going to a fruit tree, and everyday it is full again with ripe, juicy fruit.  Every day, I can pick as much as I want.  It is beyond what is regular, extraordinary, or even exceeding.  So today, do not look at your shortcomings; look to Him and His super-abundant life!

Confession:  Today, I have a super abundant amount of God’s life and goodness.  God, my Father, pours out His mercies, fresh and new each day.  Today is a new day with new possibilities!

Today’s Bible Reading

Hosea 10 – 14

Jude 1

Psalms 127

Proverbs 29:15-17

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Zechariah 5, Zechariah 6, Zechariah 7, Zechariah 8

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Jude 1:1-25

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 139:17-24

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Zechariah 5, Zechariah 6, Zechariah 7, Zechariah 8

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Jude 1:1-25

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 139:17-24