So, this is the response I got from colony grads in regards to the abundant life. Freedom to live without a fear, and to walk with God as you’re touching heaven and walking on earth…. An unexplained Joy and Peace in which your purpose is heavenly! A life that produces fruit. True greatness in serving others for God’s glory; peace & joy that surpasses all understanding that nothing in this world bring but only Jesus Christ can fully satisfy.
Life where we are full, never empty. Jesus said give and it will be given to us, running over, pressed down, and shaken together. A source of Calmness! The Apostle Paul said ” I know what is to have plenty, and I know what’s it’s like to be in want. The secret is being content in where you’re at, knowing we have a Heavenly Father that loves us and will provide for us that which is needed. But the LOVE AND MERCY of our Father goes above and beyond what we think it can do.
Being content with what the good Lord has provided for you. It is to know Him. It is to see that He never leaves me nor forsakes me. It is to know that we are totally free; no system or worldly issue can take away the fact that, in Him, I already own everything, and will inherit the Kingdom in the world to come. It is to know that I will really and truly see His face one day and everything will be alright forever. It is to have the huge privilege of sharing this Good News with others. .
An abundant life is a life that is so filled by God’s grace that it overflows onto others. It is not to make God the top of a List of Priorities. Instead of making a numerical chart of priorities, we ought to make a spider web diagram, where God is the center bubble, which branches out to all aspects of my life. Gratitude for what Christ has done for you, to you, and through you! Everything else feeds off of that… a grateful heart will never go back to the old life!
An abundant Christian life, to me, is to make God the center of all our humanly priorities we go through on a daily basis. A life that encourages you to manifest love. A heavenly love, rather than a wordly one, unconditionally, unbridled, and free is an abundant life.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.” – Helen Keller
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. ~Psalm 5:11