Leslie Ludy (via jesusmysuperhero)
This is so true. HELP US LORD!
Why settle for anything less? He literally came to earth and died so we could have life in Him, with Him (John 3:16; Romans 6:23). John 10:10-11 said,
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
He gave His life for us and gave us life. And He didn’t just give us any old kind of life, but life more abundantly. “More abundantly” is the Greek word perissos (Strong’s G4053) which means,
1) exceeding some number or measure or rank or need
- a) over and above, more than is necessary, superadded; 1) exceeding abundantly, supremely; 2) something further, more, much more than all, more plainly
- b) superior, extraordinary, surpassing, uncommon; 1) pre-eminnce, superiority, advantage, more eminent, more remarkable, more excellent
That is the life He came to give us! We go through lives living far beneath our privilege, below what He came and died to give us — in sin, going our own way, living separate from Him, neglecting true, vibrant relationship with God and others, forfeiting the peace, guidance, love, purpose, and strength of God, choosing doubt, fear, worry, and stress. Walk in His word, be led by His spirit, and surrender to His will and live, with gratitude, the truly abundant life in Him He has for you to live.
For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death. (Psalms 48:14)
“When the storms of life assail us and we feel as though lost at sea, take heart, O Christian, take heart! Our Lord will never fail to lead us in the paths of righteousness, conforming us daily to the pure, holy, and loving image of His very Son, Christ our saviour!”