John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they many have life, and have it abundantly.”
What is an abundant life? I recently came back from a retreat where we talked about abundance. Some of the words that people used to describe abundance were: overflowing, excess, more than. The leader encouraged us to think about life overflowing, a life of more than what we expect.
Does this mean we should have more money in the bank, more food in the pantry and a bigger house? Is this abundant life?
God promises to give us what we need, for we are more valuable to him than the lilies in the field and the birds of the air. I know God wants more for us that survival and sustenance.
I believe the abundance Jesus was talking about in this passage was abundant life in the Spirit. Many times through scripture Spirit equals life and flesh equals death. This morning I am meditating on Spiritual abundance; love, joy, peace, faith, gentleness, kindness, generosity, patience, self-control.
It is time to release the desire for earthly treasures again and step into a desire for a truly abundant life. This is what God desires and this is what my heart and soul are longing for.
Thank you so much for the beautiful people you place in our lives for times such as this. You know our hearts, our worries, and our desires. Align our souls with you so that we may step ever more into the abundant life you have for us, the life you call us to. All glory and honor to you today and all days. Amen.