“The Abundant Life”
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
When we get the word of God in our lives, and we’re meditating on it day and night, then it’s going to prosper us—we’re going to have good success. That’s when God pours it out and we’re going to receive 30, 60, or a hundredfold in return. Our lives are going to be “abundant” and not just one more “great” thing. Tragically, that’s how we think today. When everything’s caving in, we think we have only one “great” thing left. But that’s not God’s will. Everything can cave in, but God wants our lives to be abundant. God wants us to have all kinds of fruit, but we say, “I’m down to my last fruit. I cannot deal with one more problem in my life.” If that’s the case, we are listening to the wrong person. When we are walking with the Lord, we have an understanding with the Lord that we cannot do anything. We think we can do anything. Yes, we can do a lot of things sinfully, but we can’t really do anything good because there is always a wicked motive in our hearts, but God does everything pure. Why would we want to do anything when He can do it better? We do it because we feel that we have to show Him how good we are. Well, we shouldn’t. He had to die because of our sinfulness. God does not want to deal with our flesh. He does not want to reckon with our “old man.” He has one word for our “old man”—crucify it! It is God’s will to get us into the vine. He wants to get us plugged in. Can you handle that today?