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Monday, April 16, 2018

Life Abundant, No Less

From the book, “I Have a New Name” by Hosanna Poetry, I copied the following:

In John 10:10, Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (ESV)

“My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (NLT)

“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” (MSG)

Even though these versions translate the phrase differently, the Greek word each one is expressing to us is the same: perissós. This word means greater, excessive, abundant; beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; going past the expected limit, more than enough, over and above, more than is necessary, and superadded.

Superadded? I straight up love that word. Who knew that was a real word? It makes me think of choosing toppings for my frozen yogurt, adding an excess of Oreos, cookie dough, granola, and sprinkles (yes, all of that, take your judgement elsewhere), and then—praise be to God—adding more on top of it. Excessive, sure. But delicious. Probably holy. Jesus’ main purpose was to give us a life that was extremely amazing, over the top and abundant, superadded, with all the excess toppings, more than we needed, past all limits, in colors we’ve never imagined, with joy we’ve never heard of, and overflowing with confidence, fullness, and exuberant joy that no one else can give us. Of course the Enemy would want to convince you to have a life that’s “good enough.” Of course the Enemy would want you to settle for “just passing.” Of course the Enemy would search through all his best ideas, attempt any strategy he could think of, and brainstorm any plot that could steal, kill, and destroy anything in your life that would give you such abundance because that abundance is the very thing Jesus came to Earth to give you. Put simply— every good thing that God wants to give you, the Enemy wants to snatch from you. 

Giving is a key to living a life of abundance and blessings.

Giving thanks for abundance is greater than the abundance itself.

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.

The secret to having it all is believing you already do.

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