Tuesday, September 23, 2008

God is Always Good!

John 10:10 says " The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." I have read that verse and claimed that verse many times, but last night the Lord explained it to me in another way and I would like to share it. When you look up some of the words in this verse it puts a new meaning to it. So when you look at the definitions for thief, steal, kill, destroy, life and abundantly and then apply it to this verse this is what I come up with. The one who wants to take advantage of me does not come except to leave me empty, to slaughter me, to render me useless and declare me to die. Jesus has come that I might have vitality, possessed with strength and wholeness of soul, and that I may have it extravagantly beyond measure. Wow! What a new way to look at this verse. To think that the enemy will steal anything from me that he can and if he has to he will destroy me or try to kill me in the process. However, Jesus is my savior and His blood covers me so as long as I don't come into agreement with the lies of the enemy than he cannot harm me. Oh, not only did Jesus come to give me life, but an obsessive amount of life. How cool is that. To think that we can have life super abundantly more than Jesus had here on earth. Wow! Thank You Lord for giving me this life to live for You!

1 comment:

Bill and Christina said...

I am going to meditate on this today. I know we encounter this many times in our lives and even on a daily basis. But there has been a time in my past where I was in a struggle for my life between the enemy and God and God simply left me with the choice of which one I would choose. He laid it out for me the consquences of the two choices and then stood beside me while I made the choice. He made it very clear to me the outcome of either choice. This post is so very true and brought back a lot of memories of that time. Thank you. A lot of times the battle rages right within us and the choice God made so very easy yo make. Choose Life or choose death. I have to make this choice every day, every hour, every minute. The choice should always be on the fore front of my mind. Thank you for your post!