The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows) John 10:10
How many times have I felt exhausted by cleaning, cooking, laundry, diapers, and disciplining? Sometimes it feels like it was literally sucking the life out of me! Stealing my time and energy.
This is not at all what the Lord intended for us. God said I am going to give you a full life. He did not mean a busy life, full of busy work. No, He meant He wants us to have a joyful life. A life that you can look forward to with joyful anticipation. Not one you cringe at the thought of, not one filled with dread.
My family and I desire a life that is overflowing with love, laughter, snuggles, dreams, hope, adventures, conversation, revelation, and discovery. Time and time again the enemy tries to come and bring guilt, steal, kill, and destroy these things by imposing others ideals, standards, techniques, expectations, judgment, and condemnation.
How in the world are we suppose to overcome these obstacles? That is the problem and there is no answer to it in this world. In order to overcome it we have to start to live by a different set of laws and order. The laws and order of Heaven. To recognize what is truly vital and what is not by the Kingdom's standards. To live by and extend the laws of love, grace, forgiveness, kindness, peace, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. We need to craft our space, ideals, dreams, and days after a Heavenly order. Not a worldly order of business and cramming as much as we can into one day, one week, or one weekend. We need to understand the value of rest, being present, and available; to God, ourselves, family, and friends.
Is your life full or busy? Are you enjoying your life? If you answered busy and no, take some time to sit and be with the Lord and ask Him ¨What needs to change in order to have the full life You promised?¨
Some scriptures to meditate on:
Psalm 3:3, 30:11-12
2 Corinthians 1:4, 4:8, 16-17, 12:9
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