THE ABUNDANT LIFE
The life of the believer is rich and filled with abundant blessings. Living a life for God is the greatest experience one can have. Abundant means full, complete, and overflowing. That is to say that our lives are overflowing with grace, love and mercy. We are given the bountiful blessings of Almighty God that allow us to live wholesome lives that are full and complete. Our lives lack nothing. The scripture reference is Matthew 18:3 and reads in this manner.
“Then He said, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.’”
Jesus, the Master Teacher, teaches His disciples about abundant life. The disciples ask Him a question, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Jesus calls a little child unto Him and places the child amongst them. He speaks from His heart, telling them to turn from their sins and become like little children. That is the abundant life: to be humble. The humility of a child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Master was saying that an abundant life comes to those who confess their sins, turn from their wicked ways and experience the blessing of forgiveness. To humble themselves and to become like a little child, they would indeed inherit eternal life. Jesus speaks to His disciples whom He loved and gave them instruction for living that abundant life. If we want to live an abundant life, follow the blueprint of the Master. Experience full freedom as you confess your sins. Enjoy your new life in Christ.