John 10:10 - The Abundant Life! [addendum]

John 10:10 " The Abundant Life! [addendum]

John 10:10 (NKJV) I have come that they may have life, and that 
they may have it more abundantly.  

John 10:10 (MSG) I came so they can have real and eternal life, 
more and better life than they ever dreamed of.  

   I love to fish. After a long winter, it's one of the things I 
look forward to most. One spring I planned a big trip. I made sure my 
rods and reels were oiled and ready with new line, and I had all my 
lures. I was set for a great, fun-filled day.  
   I got to the lake before sunrise. The water was calm, and I 
just knew I was going to catch my limit of fish. But after two hours 
I wasn't having much luck, so I kept changing lures. I wasn't 
discouraged. I knew that if I put the right color or shape on the hook, the 
fish wouldn't be able to resist - and I was right! Soon after I put a 
black and chartreuse split-tail plastic grub on my line, I got my 
first catch! 
   The Bible says that our enemy, the devil, will go to any 
length to get us on his line. If were smart enough to stay away from 
the lures we used to take, he'll change it up. God wants us to be 
wise to our enemy's tactics. Our heavenly Father is not the source of 
every bright and shiny thing that wiggles past us. We must always stop 
and check with him before we bite. 
   Father, thank you for making me aware that the enemy often 
changes lures in order to trap us. This understanding will help to keep 
me safe. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional 
by John & Johnny Baker] 

   To enjoy My Presence more fully, you need to think less and 
less about yourself. This is not an arbitrary demand; it's the secret 
to living more abundantly. Self-forgetfulness is a delightful way 
to live!  
   Try to become aware of how much time you spend thinking about 
yourself. Take a look at your mind's contents. Though your thoughts are 
not visible to other people unless you choose to share them, I see 
each and every one. When you realize your thinking is unworthy of Me, 
make every effort to change the subject. If you're struggling with a 
self-centered idea that recurs again and again, try connecting it to a 
favorite scripture or a brief prayer. This forms a bridge for your 
attention - away from yourself and toward Me. For example, praying "I love 
You, Lord can quickly direct your focus to Me.  
   If you have to repeat this process many times, don't be 
discouraged. You are training your mind to seek My Face, and this endeavor is 
pleasing to Me. Seek Me, beloved, and live abundantly. (John 10:10; Psa. 
27:8; Amos 5:4) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 (NKJV)




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