I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10b
Jesus Came to Give Us Abundant Life
Because He Wants Us to Have It
In the verse above, Jesus tells us He came that we may have life and life to the full, and during His time on earth, He demonstrated to us how to live this abundant life through His words and deed. He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). And yet, He could do nothing on His own, but only what He saw His Father doing (John 5:19).
What does this mean for us? If we want to live this abundant life that Jesus is offering, then we need to follow His example. Luke 8 shows us how Jesus prepared His disciples for ministry, which He sent them out on in Luke 9. These passages give us two specific action points for abundant living.
Living in China
At the time that God was teaching me this concept, my family lived in China following a dream to create a family for teenage orphan girls. We followed this vision to a country we had never visited, didn’t know the language, and had no connections to anyone there.
In under five years, we had accomplished more than we could have ever expected. We created a business entity to hire teenage orphan girls, were given a farm, renovated a three story, 24-room dorm and kitchen unit, and successfully transitioned out by handing it over to local Chinese to continue the ministry. Many of these things happened because we were attempting to follow these two principles which I include in this book, Abundant Living.
I have written Abundant Living for people to experience more of God’s joy over them. He has such great ideas for us if only we knew how to catch them. You can get this book on Amazon as either an ebook or as a paperback.
God wants to use all of us in amazing ways. While the journey God has for you will look differently, His closeness and adventure for you will be no less exciting. I hope that you get this book, and it will ignite passion to go after all that God has for you.
Kevin Shorter is the founder of this prayer-coach site and have served for several years in ministry and churches teaching on a variety of Biblical topics. Go to the contact page to request him to speak at your conferences and seminars.