Abundantly

One of my favorite Bible verses is John 10:10, where Jesus says, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Abundantly. Does that describe your life? If you’re a Christian, I really hope it does. Remember, we’re hope in this world, an anti-virus, a steward of the future, God’s perfect plan.

Abundantly. It jumps off the page and out of a perfectly typeset book. It creates havoc. It causes an Almighty mess. It overflows, spreads around. It contaminates. Everywhere we set our feet, we take goodness, love, mercy, glory, power, majesty, peace…

…living abundantly causes us to stand out:

You know who you’ve become because of your relationship with Jesus. Forgiven. Valued. Set free. You are consistent, genuine and credible, open and honest.

You don’t switch on holiness for church, and switch it off when you leave. You are an influencer, a leader.

You create change through God’s overflow into your life and out of your life, impacting family, friends, people you meet and know.

And you are Swept up in God’s adventure, called to arms by a carpenter from Nazareth who spoke two simple words: ‘follow me’.

Abundantly. If this word is missing from your life today, an inaccurate description of who you are, create some change. Take steps to follow Jesus.

Steward in your generation and choose an abundant life. Abundant opportunity, abundant character, abundant provision, abundant vision. Abundance in eternity. That’s what God has for each of us.

Abundant lives stand out. They are a force to be reckoned with, full of world-shaping, transforming power.

As Paul puts it: “Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night” (Philippians 2:15 MSG)

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