Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:7-10 (NIV)
Fullness Of Life
Do you want life? Do you want to live in the fullness of life that I have for you? Do you want life that starts now and continues forever? Yes, I want life. Yes, I want to live in the fullness of life you have for me. Yes, I want life that starts now and continues forever. How can I have such life? You already have eternal life in me, that will continue forever. You have come to believe in me. You turned your life over to me. You left your old life of sin. You turned away from darkness. You have me as your Savior and Lord. But something is missing in my life, isn’t it? Maybe I should rather say, I am not receiving all that you want to give me. That would be true. Tell me what I am missing?
You have been listening to what is not true. You have been listening to lies from the devil and all his evil. You have been allowing words that steal, kill and destroy to come into your heart and mind and life. That is not good. You will be unable to receive the fullness of life that I have for you now as long as you continue to listen to words that will kill and steal and destroy life in you. How can I guard against life killing, stealing and destroying words from coming into my life? That is a very good question. You are wondering how you can stop thinking destructive thoughts. That’s true. The more I determine to not think a thought, the more I think it. Yes, you will never win that battle. Instead of not thinking destructive thoughts I want you to replace those thoughts with the thoughts that I think about you. How do I do that? Listen to me. Listen to my voice. Hear what I am saying to you. Meet with me daily in my word. Take my word deep into your heart and mind and life. My word will cleanse your mind. My word will strengthen your mind. My word will transform your mind. My word will push words that steal and kill and destroy far from your heart and mind and life. Will you listen to me? Will you meet with me? Will you allow me to give you fullness of life both now and forever? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, oftentimes I have listened to what was not true. I have allowed the devil and his evil to speak words, that steal, kill and destroy, into my life. No more! You are my Savior and Lord. I will listen only to your voice. Give me fullness of life both now and forever. Amen
Key Question… How are you listening to life giving words from the Lord instead of life destroying words from evil?
Living It Out… Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord so He can give you life both now and forever.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that Jesus Christ is your door to truth and life both now and forever.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are allowing the Lord to speak truth and life into you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you enter into the life Jesus Christ wants to give you both now and forever.
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