John 10:10 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
The Greek word here for abundant means “exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, considerably more than what one would expect or anticipate.”
1 Cor. 2:9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
The shackles have fallen off. There is a thief that would attempt to steal everything. But Jesus came to give everything. And He did.
I live in the eternal realm. God’s resources are limitless, and if thieves attempt to destroy me, I need not fear: God will take care of it. In spades.
Knowing God and His Son consistently proves to be far more than I could ever have anticipated. My life overflows with love, joy, meaning, and purpose. And this is never going to end. …Never.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!
Yesterday I actually became overwhelmed with all this abundance. It started before SUNRISE, with COMFORT in His FAITHFUL Word—and JOY in my COVENANT marriage and BELOVED family. It continued with a PROVIDENTIAL drive, observing His POWER in CREATION. Then He poured on the HOPE as we shared FELLOWSHIP, offered up heartfelt PRAYER, and honored THE LORD with our WORSHIP and OFFERINGS. Then He BLESSED us with more of His INERRANT WORD, and the SAINTS gathered for a FEAST. All afternoon, we enjoyed WORK, MINISTRY, and BLESSING, and then the REMEMBRANCE of COMMUNION. Finally, He ordained PEACEFUL REST.
All of this abundance—day, after day, after day—is the pro active GOD working—making it not only possible, but extremely doable—for believers to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18
W.E. ….. P.R.A.I.S.E. …. T.H.E. ….. L.I.V.I.N.G. ….. GOD.
A.N.D. …. G.I.V.E. …. T.H.A.N.K.S.