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Business As Usual…

Taking in the overflow of the abundant life promised to us by Jesus the Christ.

Everyday is a new opportunity to grow and enhance our lifestyles and relationships. Everyday we awake is new day wherein we are able to make things right between ourselves and those whom we may have offended previously. Each new day is a gift from God above to exercise the fact that we have been created in His image and likeness. If this is the case, then why do we continue to live a mundane life and doing things from a “business as usual” perspective?

God created us as an original masterpiece. The way we think, the way we speak, and the way we respond through our actions are represented by our uniquely designed footprints that we leave behind (Ps. 139:14). As we follow hard after God, we realize that the mind of God is so vast that we are sometimes able to see an infinite amount of glimpses into an array of infinite and creative ideas that are never repetitive. God grants us access into His thoughts with the purpose of living life with a purpose and living it on purpose (1 Cor. 2:9, 10). However, we often become so entangled by the cares of life that we miss out on the abundant life (or, living life to our fullest potential) which was promised to us by our Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel According to John.

Jesus said,

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (Jn. 10:10).

The word, life, comes from the Greek word, zoe, and refers to the principles of life in the spirit and soul. It is distinguished from the other Greek word for life, bios, which denotes physical life, livelihood, of which zoe is the nobler word, expressing all of the highest and best which Christ is and which He gives to the saints. The phrase “more abundantly” comes from the Greek word, perissos, and is used in the superlative sense to communicate the idea of over abundance with an emphasis on it. This would mean above the greatest abundance or superabundantly.

So when Christ comes to grace us with abundant life, we can never think below the greatest abundance because to do so would mean that we are living well beneath our privilege and potential in every area of life. Upon acknowledging and accepting this principle by faith, how can we knowingly continue to subscribe to going through life “business as usual?”

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