Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 11:44 AM
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows.) John 10:10

Words of Jesus. He came that we might have life through Him. It's easy to accept Him, believe in Him, receive salvation and eternal life through Him. It is often much more challenging to accept, believe and receive the gift of enjoying life in abundance on a daily basis. Why is that? Are we missing something? Often, it's the ongoing, in-depth, ever-growing relationship with Him. I was talking with someone yesterday about being able to recognize the differences in my children's personality. She asked if it was difficult as a parent to pick out their uniqueness. For me, no, it's not. But I believe that's because I spend so much time with them. I know them intimately.

The same goes for Jesus. How much time we spend with Him, observing Him through His Word, listening to the quiet whispers He speaks to our hearts, and sharing our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and challenges with Him will have a great affect on how well we know Him. And if and how much we experience the grace, mercy, blessings, and abundant life that He came to give us.

I always know when I'm not spending enough time with Him, because I struggle with the daily challenges of life and motherhood. Fortunately, He reminds me to come sit at His feet and He will take my challenges. I just have to listen and believe. Today I choose to listen and believe.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows.) John 10:10

Words of Jesus. He came that we might have life through Him. It's easy to accept Him, believe in Him, receive salvation and eternal life through Him. It is often much more challenging to accept, believe and receive the gift of enjoying life in abundance on a daily basis. Why is that? Are we missing something? Often, it's the ongoing, in-depth, ever-growing relationship with Him. I was talking with someone yesterday about being able to recognize the differences in my children's personality. She asked if it was difficult as a parent to pick out their uniqueness. For me, no, it's not. But I believe that's because I spend so much time with them. I know them intimately.

The same goes for Jesus. How much time we spend with Him, observing Him through His Word, listening to the quiet whispers He speaks to our hearts, and sharing our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and challenges with Him will have a great affect on how well we know Him. And if and how much we experience the grace, mercy, blessings, and abundant life that He came to give us.

I always know when I'm not spending enough time with Him, because I struggle with the daily challenges of life and motherhood. Fortunately, He reminds me to come sit at His feet and He will take my challenges. I just have to listen and believe. Today I choose to listen and believe.

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