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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Reach for Opportunities


December 5, 2010

Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. ... 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 the full."
-- John 10:7,9-10

Jesus came to the world to give us life. He didn't come to bring us rules, or judgement, or fear, or work. Jesus came to give us life in its fullest form. While we know that this is promised to us when we go to be with him for all eternity, John wants us to clearly hear that Jesus' promise to give us life begins right now!
Not JUST life later, but also life NOW!

Almighty God, I confess that sometimes I play life too carefully, not risking failure and loss and not reaching for your opportunities and your concerns. Give me a heart that yearns to live life in all its fullness by seeking after your will, Jesus'
example and the Holy Spirit's leading in my decisions today, and always. Through the name of Jesus I ask this to your glory. Amen.


Ken said...

Please also note Jesus said that He is the Gate, who ever enters through Him will be saved. With all of the "all roads lead to God" thing we are hearing today, many people need to know the truth about this.

Robin Bayne said...

Good point, Ken!