John 10:9-10 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.10 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 have always maintained that the Lord Jesus came to gives us a life. Not only eternal life, but a life after we have been “Born Again.” Having the hope of heaven gives us hope for the future, however Jesus came to give us a life on earth that is to be abundant. I’m not one that follows the “health, wealth and prosperity” teachings of today, but many times I believe we miss out on the abundance of life here on earth that the Lord wants us to enjoy.
The Lord doesn’t want us to merely survive our Christian life, He wants us to thrive in it. Far too many Christians look at what they don’t have, can’t do or at the world with a jealous eye. Then we wonder why people don’t want our Jesus. Jesus declares that he has come to give us life more abundant!! We need to be people that are living on the victory side of life and stop allowing the “Thief” to steal, to kill and destroy us!
Jesus came to give us peace, hope, joy, a daily walk with God and so much more. It’s time that we start following the Shepherd. He promises to lead us in and out of the sheepfold and to feed us. The problem is that we are content finding pasture on our own!! A sheep left to itself will soon fall into trouble. There is safety in the sheepfold and abundant life with the Shepherd.
Determine today to stay by the Shepherd, follow Him and ENJOY His presence. Let’s stop just getting by, holding on till Jesus comes, and start really living!! Enjoy the abundance of God’s blessings and show the world what abundant living is all about!!