Living the abundant life
I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.(KJV)
I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!(TPT)
The Psalmist David said in Psalm 23, my cup runneth over. Jesus says in John 10:10, that He has come to give us abundant life. God wants us to live life abundantly. Sometimes we could get so busy making a living that we forget to enjoy the little things in life. In the final analysis when all is said and done we remember the little things that we cherished. We need to savor our lives and prioritize what God wants us to do. A Jewish saying goes that one day God will hold us accountable for all the things he gave to us to enjoy and we refused to do so. There's a gospel song that goes as follows: I didn't ask for riches but he gave me wealth untold, the sun and the moon and the stars and He gave me eyes to behold. I thank the Lord for everything I count my blessings each day. He came to me when I needed him, I only had to pray. He'll come to you when you ask Him to, He's only a prayer away. There's so much we have as God's children. We have comfort, guidance, help, all of God's marvelous creation. We really have no excuse for not living the abundant life. God is a good God and we ought to enjoy His blessing on us. We need to see His hand in everything. The Bible says: The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows forth His handiwork. God loves us and cares for us. He watches over us. Let us pray: Father we ask for us to take pleasure in your creation, we ask that we live our lives to the fullest. Help us to enjoy the little things in our lives. Let not the enemy steal our joy, our love and our faith in you. As you said to Abraham, I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward. You are our reward. We rejoice in you. The joy you give us is our strength. We thank you that we have a friend in Jesus. As the King of the Universe, you have blessed us with your presence. In your presence is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures forever more. Help us to rest in your love and live life to the fullest. In Jesus name. Amen.