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Seven Aspects of Abundant Living

I met a man recently, a 70-year old recent widow, that brought great joy to my heart. I meet a lot of people and many of them have some kind of impact on me because of listening to their stories, situation, circumstances, walk with the Lord, or other things that let me enter in and see a small glimpse of their life. This particular gentleman that I met had taken the time to write down some of his personal experiences and I wanted to share one of the things that he wrote.

It is concerning the second half of the Bible verse from John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” He broke this verse down into three parts:

  • I have come
  • That they may have life
  • Abundant

This little verse is packed with a lot of God’s truth. First and foremost, that Christ came. Praise the Lord!! Second, that those whom he called would have life---life eternal with Him, as well as, an earthly life filled with peace and joy. And lastly, an abundant life. Not necessarily a life of wealth, fame, or without hardship, but an abundant life that only a follower of Christ can experience and understand. Those who do not have Christ in their life will not appreciate this verse and more than likely will take it out of context.

So, back to my new friend, he created a list called: “Seven Aspects of Abundant Living” that I wanted to share with you.

  • Living in community. Seeing the good in others and making forgiveness the contract for relationships.
  • Living in light of ultimate victory. God is bigger than the nastiest things this world can throw at us.
  • Living in joy, (not always in happiness) continued prayer, and a thankful spirit, regardless of circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
  • Living with passion. Being in the present and in His presence.
  • Living with meaning and purpose. (What’s more meaningful than partnering with the Holy Spirit to help others?)
  • Living freely. (From prejudice, grudges, addictions, and the entrapments of self-doubt.)
  • Living in awareness of God’s awesome love for us and responding to His love by serving others.

As I read these seven aspects of abundant living, I couldn’t agree more with my friend that this is the ultimate Bible verse (John 10:10b) and that these aspects of abundant living are a perfect way to enjoy and ponder Christmas this year.

God is good and God is alive. Embrace all that He has done for you. May you have a very Merry Christmas and make sure that you bring Christ into the mix of all your conversations, your fellowship, and your thoughts this Holiday Season!!

May God continue to bless you and your family,

Jeff Middlestead

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Area Director Northeast WI

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