Thursday, January 5, 2012

Morning Musing Over Coffee - Abundance

. . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

I used to think the abundant life Jesus was talking about here was life in Heaven, but more and more I'm realizing how abundantly blessed life is here on earth when we are walking with Him. Jesus doesn't make us wait until after we die to receive this abundant life. Life, true life, is knowing God, and we can know Him now, through Jesus.

What does this abundant life look like?

I'm sure it's different for different people but I believe there are some things that He wants to give us all.

He wants us to have an abundance of love. God is love. Therefore He gives us that love us well, so that we can give and receive love from those around us.

An abundance of peace is  also a fruit of the abundant life. To know God as our Heavenly Father is to know that He will provide for and watch over us far better than any earthly father ever could. We also know that provision is for now and eternity and that no one can come between us and Him. So we can rest in the peace that only comes from Him.

Abundant joy is another fruit of an abundant life. When we are filled with love and peace we are also joyful. This joy spills over to others and brightens their lives as well.

Some other abundant fruits are creativity, faith, and wisdom. I'm sure there are many others as well.

My word for this year is Abundance. I want to live the abundant life He has for me.

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  1. I keep wanting to change my word when I read everyone else's. :-) I love your choice of ABUNDANCE. Yes, yes, yes--we have the abundant life NOW. And even more to come. I look forward to what He'll show you this year as you focus on His abundance.

  2. love your thoughts here. my word for the year is prayer--and I hope more intentional prayer in my life will help me to recognize and enjoy the abundance in our lives as well. thank you for sharing!

  3. visiting from somegirlswebsite. My word for the year is Advance! I am so excited!

  4. I like what you said: Some other abundant fruits are creativity, faith, and wisdom - - - and we certainly can use a good supply of these three. (and others too as you stated.)

  5. "I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Abundance is a great word for the year. Enjoy it.

  6. Rose, of course you got me zoomed into your post with that delicious, rich coffee.. ;) May God bless your beautiful one word for 2012 -- abundance and may you share that journey with those around you. So blessed you shared this first step with us in the jam!