Not just existing, not just eating, or breathing or going with the flow. LIFE with a capital L.
What kind of life would it be if we were just here to go through the motions, and then die? A pretty depressing and purposeless life if you ask me.
John 10:10 tells us that Jesus did not come to earth to steal, kill or destroy like a thief. But that he came to give us life ABUNDANT. Life to the fullest.
“Dancing to the beat of God’s heart.”
Abundant life, in the way we life and move and breathe. Abundant life in our meal times, as we eat and enter into community. As we play and work. Laugh and cry. In our choices, how we interact with others. In the mundane…as we drive, get gas, grocery shop, wait in line, wait at the doctor, get coffee, do the dishes, listen…
“Life full of the kind of freedom and love and courage Jesus lived himself and gave his community” (Dorothy Bass).
This type of abundant isn’t about “more.” It is not about more things, more time, more opportunities, more. But about a full way of life, full of the Spirit, full of love, freedom, and joy. Not in a cheesy o-what-a-nice-idea kind of way, but in a very real only-possible-from-God kind of way. The more we get to know God, spend time in His presence, the more real this becomes. There is peace in this kind of abundant living.
“Our hears are restless until they rest in You.” Augustine of Hippo