Do you know that God knows you by name? He wants to dine with you regularly so that He can teach you how to experience life. The more you invest in your relationship with Jesus Christ, the more you will understand the makeup of your Creator. There is a thief whose purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness (John 10:10). Christ came to this earth so that we might experience His abundance, His love, and His gift of eternal life. Relationships take work in order to flourish. The closer you get to someone, the more you experience life because you can relate to their circumstances and then pray for them. When we step away from the comforts of this life, we instantly have an opportunity to experience a greater appreciation for where we are and how we were wonderfully made. It is very easy to fall into the trap of just putting one foot in front of another and not noticing where God has placed you and the people that He wants you to notice. When it becomes evident that we get caught on the fast 'merry-go-round' of life, we miss the opportunities to share with others the Love of Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to tug your heart strings and slow you down so you can resume the path He has for you instead of the path that satan wants to steer you toward! Think about this as a final thought for today: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you get out of your comfort zone today and begin experiencing life as if He were coming to your house for dinner. Living abundantly is using the tools and talents the Lord has given you to help carry out His message. He doesn't necessarily use the people that are the richest, the ones who do the greatest things, or the most popular people: He uses people like you and I to accomplish tasks that most people would think impossible and then we have the opportunity to share that the reason is because of Him!!! If we always give credit where credit is due (we were lost and now we are found), then there is absolutely no limit to what He can accomplish through us!!!!
Your brother in Christ,