LYFE 365

How Are You Living?
Christine Norman

The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

John 10:10

Clearly, we are made for abundant living. The world around us and God’s power in us says that we can do the impossible.The Bible declares that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Though there are some who dispute the Bible, the world that we live in bears witness to its truth. Mere mortal men have created everything from the social sites that consume us, to the planes that we fly in, and to advances that I don’t even have the intelligence to explain.We marvel at the works of others; while we doubt whether we can do the same. It would be understandable if those who did not believe in God were the chief doubters. Left alone in this world to figure it out and do one’s own bidding is indeed an enormous task. However, so many of us fill churches, tell others of God’s goodness, and fail to trust God for ourselves. Sure we pray when things go wrong, and we cling to our faith in the face of hard times, but we fail to believe God for the dreams in our hearts. We also say that we believe, but we fail to act.

The God who created the universe is the same God who empowers us. It is time that we believe–for real. It is time that we do those things that we were created to do. It is time that we start living abundantly. Our gifts and talents were given to us for a great purpose. We should die trying to figure out how to best use them to serve God and serve our fellow man. Someone’s life may be richer because we figured it out. However, both we and others are left poorer if we do not.

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