June 22, 2009
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Are you enjoying all that God has given you?
God has promised you an abundant life… not a mediocre, run-of-the-mill kind of life. That was, in fact, the very reason Jesus came to this earth!
According to our verse today, Jesus says He “came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” And in Ephesians 1:3, Paul continued by saying that God “has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
These promises of “abundant life” and “every spiritual blessing” are big promises. But sometimes, when the challenges of life are pressing in on you, it may not feel like you’re enjoying abundant life!
What are the spiritual blessings that have been purchased for you through the blood of Jesus Christ?
The list of spiritual blessings is enormous. Forgiveness, healing, peace, wisdom, love… and the more you delve into God’s Word, the more you will discover.
Knowing the spiritual blessings that have already been provided for you will radically change the way you respond to daily life. Instead of feeling depressed and defeated, you can say with confidence, “Thank you, Lord, that You have already given me what I need to deal with this situation….”
As you begin to remind yourself of what has been provided for you, and claim God’s Word in your situation, you are suddenly in a position of strength! You are no longer struggling through the day, wondering what it means to live an abundant life… you’re tapping into your spiritual blessings!
LOOK IN SCRIPTURE FOR DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS AVAILABLE TO YOU… AND THANK GOD FOR THEM!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
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