Abundant Life


“….I am come that they might have life and have it abundantly” ~ John 10:10

There’s so much joy and celebration over the birth of a child. Unlike other birthdays, the birth of Jesus was unique and witnessed heavenly celebration. For Jesus came into this world to bring us joy, hope and eternal encouragement through the abundant life found in Him alone. Hence Christmas is the celebration of the birth of eternal hope and encouragement. It’s a celebration of the joy that overflows from the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10.

Abundant life…..what is this abundant life? It doesn’t mean living long or having an abundance of things. It means living life with a purpose…..a God set, God designed purpose. And it is from this purpose that I draw my identity; it tells me who I am, to whom I belong. It gives me the true sense of fulfillment and satisfaction; it gives me the reason to hope and not give up and most of all it reminds me that I’m not forgotten by God but that God counts on me. And when I live out God’s purpose, the eternal hope, encouragement and joy are mine.

Mary and Joseph were just common folk. Their lives did not see an upward mobility in status nor did they get an abundance of material blessings or good luck because of Jesus. But they experienced hope and joy at the birth of Jesus; the hope of eternal life and joy of salvation. They lived out God’s purpose.

Prayer
“Dear Jesus, I believe that eternal joy, encouragement and hope are found in You alone. Thank you Lord. Help me live out Your purposes. Amen,”

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Beware of dogs


Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. Phil. 3:2

The Jews were insisting that all those who were becoming followers of Christ, need to pass through the Jewish requirement/ritual of circumcision… which Paul says it is not required. Paul was protecting the faith of the new gentile believers who were being torn apart of circumcision required by the believers from a Jewish background.

Many times we give more importance to the rituals and traditions that we lose our focus. We should always keep in mind that Christ is our main focus, rest everything is secondary. The free gift of salvation is the only thing that needs to be on our minds. Salvation is free and without any ritualistic pre-requisites.

Christ is our all in all, Christ is all-sufficient, nothing else required for salvation. ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life’. John 3:16

The only thing we need to do to obtain this free gift is believe in Him wholeheartedly.

Prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for the free gift of salvation given to me. Help me to always lift up my cup of salvation and tell others of all that You are doing for me. Let me not be driven away with the age-old customs and traditions leaving behind the main focus. I trust in You, You only lead me and guide me. In Jesus name. Amen.

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Beware of dogs


Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. Phil. 3:2

The Jews were insisting that all those who were becoming followers of Christ, need to pass through the Jewish requirement/ritual of circumcision… which Paul says it is not required. Paul was protecting the faith of the new gentile believers who were being torn apart of circumcision required by the believers from a Jewish background.

Many times we give more importance to the rituals and traditions that we lose our focus. We should always keep in mind that Christ is our main focus, rest everything is secondary. The free gift of salvation is the only thing that needs to be on our minds. Salvation is free and without any ritualistic pre-requisites.

Christ is our all in all, Christ is all-sufficient, nothing else required for salvation. ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life’. John 3:16

The only thing we need to do to obtain this free gift is believe in Him wholeheartedly.

Prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for the free gift of salvation given to me. Help me to always lift up my cup of salvation and tell others of all that You are doing for me. Let me not be driven away with the age-old customs and traditions leaving behind the main focus. I trust in You, You only lead me and guide me. In Jesus name. Amen.