The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows). John 10:10 (Amplified Bible)

I have just returned from an off Broadway adaptation of the musical, “Mame. “ The story chronicles the life, love, joys and pains faced during the Great Depression era of an eccentric auntie and her beloved nephew, who have been forced together by tragedy. The recurring theme exclaimed was “Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death. Live! Live! Live!”

This same reminder needs to be shouted out to even the children of God. In John 10:10, Jesus declares that He came that we may have life and have it in abundance. A full life! A life that over flows!

Sadly, (and oddly enough) we, who have been given full permission in Christ to love living, oftentimes muddle through in an existence that maintains a day to day without dreams and desires. Have you heard yourself say “maybe tomorrow” or “when the time is right?” Or have you declared yourself too old, too tired, or too broke to chase a possibility?

Well, have you? Have you chosen to allow the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy the life that Christ died to give you? Have you allowed yourself to be buried alive by limiting God’s plans for you by your own insecurities and doubts?

In Jeremiah 29:10-11 (NIV) God assures, that “I will come to you and fulfill my good promise……..plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Wow, what a guarantee!!!!

So I encourage you (and myself) today, …right now….dust off those dreams and plans! Step out in faith on those desires that God put in your heart. His life…..Christ’s precious life offered at the table of Calvary…. Is yours for the feasting! LIVE! LIVE! LIVE!

Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you for the sacrifice of the life of Christ in exchange for mine. I askyou today to give me the wisdom and courage to walk in the newness and abundance that was purchased on my behalf. Help me to live the life Christ died to give me. I thank you for the guarantee of a life to the full and I receive it with great joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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