The Abundant Life with Risks
A couple weeks ago, we talked about the abundant life.
There is always more. God’s stores never run out. And my symbol of that seems to be the flowers in my garden. As some blossoms fade away, new ones bloom. Just like the seasons in our lives.
Scripture says the abundant life is over and above anything we could ever ask or dream. But I have found that it doesn’t come without pain and risk. Taking that step when we don’t know where it’s going is faith. Then God comes with the reward. He brings His abundance right into our lives.
Abundance In Danger
I guess we don’t really equate flowers with warfare, but why not? We must protect and preserve them from destroyers. Those with wings and tiny teeth as well as the big furry ones who look so graceful, but strip the garden of its color.
God brings to us fragmented souls, hurt souls, souls with gaping holes, souls desperate for relief and wholeness. And it is a struggle to the death to snatch them from the fire as the Bible book Jude says—even to the sizzling of our own garments as we get close to the fire.
There is no place of safety for any of us except in the Spirit of God. And sometimes it doesn’t look or feel too safe where He takes us.
But—it is the only place to go!
Abundance Through Our Daily Walk
Absolutely, spiritual warfare is behind it all. But Jesus is the head of all principalities and powers—anywhere. And we are the victors through Jesus.
Know that as we walk with Jesus daily:
- we are rooted in faith
- built up in confidence
- established by His own spirit in us to stand firm
- always abounding and growing in what we know and learn
- thankful that He has already paid the sin price for us
- we don’t have to be afraid of the future.
This world is not our home. Jesus went to prepare a place for us. Then He said He would come back for us so that we can be where He is forever.
Our future is established.
By His own hands.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6-7 NKJV).