I was looking over the book of John and there is some awesome stuff there. However I noticed a real gem in Chapter 10. The first 18 verses talk about sheep, thieves and gates....but the last part of verse 10 says, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." That verse got me thinking...
Life...Jesus came so that we can have life! LIFE!!!! So how come His children sometimes look half-dead? I don't mean to offend anyone here but did you see that word LIFE!!!!! Now I have to admit there have been times where I have felt half-dead in my walk with the Lord. Yet I don't believe God wants that nor does He expect that of His children. He wants us to have Life and to have it more abundantly.
I am not talking about physical or financial blessings. I am talking about relationship. Naked intimacy with God. Running to Him, with Him! Communing with Him. Talking, living, rejoicing, fellowshipping! LIFE!!!!
Yes Life can be hard. Things happen. Disease, poverty, death. However the Word says in Romans 8:35 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? and in Rom 8:37-39 it says "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
I want LIFE with Him more than I want life itself. I want to breathe Him, embrace Him, worship Him! I want to go deeper! Deeper into Christ Jesus! Deeper with the Father. I want Life! I want nothing else to matter. I want Life! True Abundant Life! One focused on Him! I don't want to get a life, I want to GET LIFE! How about you?