Friday, October 16, 2015

Letters to Annie: Expect His Abundance

Dear Annie,

I miss you. But let this note become a reminder for us to stay focus on the Lord. Lord Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). When Jesus talks of the abundant life, is He talking about material riches or earthly fame? Hardly. The Son of God came to this world, not to give it prosperity, but to give it salvation. Salvation. Thankfully for us, Christians, our Saviour’s abundance is both spiritual and eternal; it never falters – even if we do – and it never dies. We need only to open our minds and hearts, to repent of our sins, to look to Him, and His grace become ours.

God’s gifts are available to all, but they are not guaranteed; those gifts must be claimed by those who choose to follow Jesus. As believers, we are free to accept God’s gifts, or not; that choice, and the consequences that result from it, are ours and ours alone.

As we go about our daily lives, may we accept God’s promise of spiritual abundance, and may we share it with a world in desperate need of the Master’s healing touch in our workplace, community and home. Abundant living may or may not include material wealth (Thanks God for everything!), but abundant living always includes the spiritual riches that you and I receive when we obey God’s Word. “If we were give all we wanted here,” writes Elisabeth Elliot, “our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next.” May our focus is always on the eternal. Annie, God give Himself to us – Jesus Christ – and in Him we can have abundant life! Amen.

I miss you
Your Mr,


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