You have been struggling in your walk with God. You aspire to walk much closer with God. You want very much to live a life of Victory. Within your heart, you have been longing for more than what you have been experiencing. This letter is TO you and FOR you. I desire to “Add Value” to you in sharing this article with you.
Living what we call the ”Abundant Christian Life” is one of the greatest needs facing Christians today. At the outset, please understand that Victory in your life is exactly what Jesus desires for you. In John 10:10 Jesus said: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” This Abundant Life which Jesus desires for Christians IS available to EVERY Christian. It was never meant to be an exclusive club where only a few could live and enjoy this life. God wants YOU to live this style of life.
Recently, I drove to Illinois, (I live in Indiana), to visit my aged Parents. I asked my Dad how important that it was too he and Mom that all six of their Children graduate from high school, since they both went through the eighth grade.
His response led me to prepare this article to inspire you. He said we did without. We did not have toys. We made our baseball out of trash bags covered with yarn and tape. We made our bats out of a 1 by 1 board. We chiseled into a reasonable form of a bat. He literally walked into school barefoot during the summer. During the winter they would go to a thrift store and get shoes which always had holes in the bottom. He would cut and place a cardboard box inside his shoe in order to walk to school in the snow.
At age 12, he was working two hours BEFORE school and then two hours AFTER school. He would then go home to do his chores, which were quite extensive. He quit school after the eighth grade so he could work 8 – 10 hours a day shoveling coal, plus continue working the job before going to the coal mines and then work his night job. He would often work 16 hours a day.
Listen to what he said next. “Jim, I always wanted better for all of your kids.” Did you know that your Heavenly Father wants BETTER for You, just as my earthly Father desired for me? What a truly liberating this thought should be to you right now.
Your Father does not desire you to “just get by” spiritually; He does not wants to see you experiencing so little joy in your life; Your Father does not want your Prayer and Bible study to be so boring. God deeply desires more for you!
Aren’t you tired of feeling a great distance between you and God? Are you weary of “just showing up for Church?” Aren’t you exhausted from the mediocrity in your “relationship” with Jesus? Have you not experienced far too much defeat in your Christian walk?
In my next articles, we will ask and answer the following questions together:
- · What really is the “Abundant Christian Life” Jesus spoke of?
- · How can we tell if we are living a “Defeated Christian Life?”
- · What must we do in order to “Enter into” the walk which Jesus and our Father desire of us?
I will further develop the Biblical answers to these questions and share them with you SOON!
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