November 22nd & I Am Thankful for life! Sometimes life is taken for granted when we are young and carefree. We have a feeling that we will live forever. The truth is we will. There is life here and life throughout eternity.
Jesus said, "I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly." John 10:10. I can see two things happening in this sentence by Jesus. Life was not filled with purpose and meaning until Jesus came. Jesus desires that life is lived to its fullest. Jesus gives us life and his life can make our life more abundant. Without him, we exist but with him, we begin to experience life as it was meant to be lived. "And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20. Christ lives in us and our life is in him.
Secondly, having life more abundantly is a higher dimension of living. It is living life to its fullest. It is life in its fullest measure. It is a life that is full and good. It is a life that is rich and satisfying. Abundant life is a life that overflows.
This is God's plan for our lives. God desires our lives to have meaning and purpose. This life overflows to others. It is a contagious life affecting and benefiting those in need. It is not a life just meant for ourselves but a life that flows out to others.
Because Jesus lives in us we can face tomorrow. This life is eternal and never dies. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. This life comes from God and returns to God. It is never-ending. If you have not experienced life like this I invite you to give your life to God in exchange for his abundant life.