Life to the Full.

I miss my old life. I wish everything could just go back to normal again. I know the difficulties and fears of today will pass. Here and there I see signs of a new life ahead. Some businesses look like they’re cleaning up and getting ready to open, but I don’t think life will ever be the same.

When the time comes to resume a normal life after surviving a time of crisis, we often approach it with great expectations. However, as we encounter the new reality of everyday life, disappointments and challenges may discourage us. But they also provide opportunities to pursue a life in a way we hadn’t imagined before.

Are you open to the idea of living a life that’s new? Change gives us the opportunity to restart and build a better life. We can reconsider our priorities and goals. We can put our new perspective on life into action. We can work to heal old relationships. We can develop healthier habits. We can also reconsider what we believe about God and what he has to do
with our life.

During his time on earth, Jesus demonstrated and taught the people about the full, abundant life he offers. Some people rejected him. Others found hope in his teaching and embraced his purposes. He said

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10

The apostle Paul quoted the words of the prophet Isaiah when he described the abundant life God offers:

However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9–10

God offers each of us a chance to live a new, full, and everlasting life that can’t be stolen or destroyed by anything that happens on earth.

Where does the full life God offers fit into your plans?

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