What does it mean to truly live? If you listen to those on social media or TV, you get the picture that it is traveling all over the world or having the latest and greatest gadget. This leaves most people out in the cold because those pipe dreams are unattainable. If you try to pursue those dreams, you can end up feeling defeated if not destroyed. Jesus came to give you life. More than you can imagine
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Satan wants to destroy your life. He lures you in with temptations that promise the good life. Sadly, most people who give in to those temptations end up feeling cheated. They get to the end of the rainbow, and the pot is empty. Jesus came to give life to all who believe in Him. That life is more than you can imagine. He wants to give you everything His Father has given Him. That includes inheriting eternal life, His righteousness making things right between you and God, and an unending source of joy and peace.
The word abundantly means to have more than you can handle, and it doesn’t run out. That is a perfect depiction of the life that Jesus holds for you when you surrender your life. He will lead you on a journey that will blow your mind. It would never be anything you would plan, but that’s what makes it so unique. It’s not for the faint at heart, and you need to develop some thick skin because Satan doesn’t like when Christians start to live the abundant life.
More Than You Can Imagine
If you want it all planned out before you agree to go on the journey, you will be left behind. With God, He gives you the next step, and that’s it. You take that step, and He reveals the next. After a while, you will look back and realize that you have gone farther than you ever did on your own, and it’s finally in the right direction. Along the way, you will see Christ’s providential care. Trust the Lord to give you more than you can imagine.