It was a quiet morning during one of my devotion’s as I sat contemplating on the life that we have received from God as believers in Christ.
My meditation on this started as I read John 10: 10 which jumped out at me. You know that feeling when a scripture jumps out at you; is more like you never saw it before. In my case, I had never thought of it this way, that as the devil came to steal, to kill and to destroy;
Christ also came to give us life but this is what caught me.
He didn’t just come to give us life but life to the full, an overflow, a life more abundantly, to be enjoyed to the full.
Wow! I found that so refreshing but as to why the gospel and the truth of God’s abundant life still does not resonate with many is behind the reason for our weariness in our walk with the Lord.
There is so much in the Lord and for us to grow weary of Him is a sign that we need to press on to know what the riches of His glory really holds for us who believe.
And how do we do that??
Walk with the Lord in the light of His word.
For many, Christ died for their sins and that ends there. But when it comes to believing the whole message of the abundant life made possible by His atoning death there is an issue.
Well! God has given unto us all the privilege of choosing what we want to believe in His Word. So in the final analysis of things, all things are possible.
Yes! but this time not to all of us but only to the man who chooses to believe.
Think about this?? If it is Christ Himself who said He came to give us life and life more abundantly then we can trust Him for a full work of redemption in our lives.
In Hebrews 7:25, we are told that Christ is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him seeing that He ever liveth to make intercession for us.
Again, the Holy Spirit did not miss His words here. There is an emphasis similar to the wording in John 10:10. Here, we also see that Christ does not just save but saves to the uttermost or other renderings would say He saves completely.
Yes! coming to Christ may not exempt you from all trouble but it gives you hope of a better life and this hope does not disappoint because it is a living hope in a God who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us.
I write to you; whoever is reading now, that you may know that you have eternal life and this life is only found in Jesus.
He is the way, He is the truth and He is the life.
What more can I say? Time will fail me.