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The Significance of Living an Abudant Life

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The abundant life that God has promised is much more meaningful than things of this world. It is an abundantly peaceful and joyful life. According to Scripture, God has made an abundant life—far more magnificent than anything this world has to offer and greater than all the things of this world—available through Jesus Christ. Anyone who wants to ask is welcome to come and get it. This truth is stated explicitly in Luke 11:9, “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Jesus said,"I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). The biblical definition of abundant life is eternal life, not material wealth or possessions. God wants His children to have a life that is rich in joy, serenity, and a true fellowship with Him.

The Bible says that God will provide an abundant life to those who "seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness" (Matthew 6:33). God's kingdom is the reign of Jesus, wherein his authority is acknowledged and obeyed. This shows that we are prioritizing God's needs over our own. According to Jesus, if we heed his counsel, the rest of our lives will take care of themselves.


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Here's how to seek first God’s kingdom:

1. Prayer

God has commanded us to pray, which is one important reason to pray. It is a divine invitation rather than a requirement. The foundation of prayer is God's love for us. Prayer must be a component of our existence in Him if we are to be obedient to His will. We should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Without God, we are completely helpless and utterly dependent on him. We are constantly aware of our dependence when we pray.

We can communicate with the living God every day through prayer and hear him reveal who we are to him. One way we might demonstrate our love for God is to lean into this relationship. Neglecting this opportunity is ignoring God, and it means missing out on the abundance and joy that are promised to all followers of Jesus.

2. Bible Reading and Meditation

When the Bible tells us to "meditate on the Word of God," it simply means to think about it, speak it, and be aware that while we do so, it is regenerating our minds and training us to think like God does.

Since Jesus is the Word manifested, we are fellowshipping with him when we read, ponder, and study the Bible. We are changed into His likeness when His Word is absorbed into us. (see 2 Corinthians 3:18). God’s Word has an answer for every need we have. His Word has inherent power in it, and it changes us!

We appear to find it relatively simple to reflect about our issues. We call it worrying! (Refer to 1 Peter 5:7) It is a terrible habit that can be readily broken if we learn to focus on God's Word during our meditations in its place.

All across the world, there are a lot of unhappy and dissatisfied people. In response to the emptiness this causes, people around the world are looking for solutions. They are willing to try anything if it could result in satisfaction or fulfillment. Perhaps this explains the high rates of depressions, addictions, and criminal activities.

A life characterized by abundance, peace, and joy is only accessible through Christ. Jesus came to give rather than to take, giving full life to anyone who will believe. No life will be more abundant than the Christian life, which is lived by filling oneself with Christ. But we must continually check if we are filled with him if we are to experience the life he has promised.

Fearing God and abiding by His precepts is the goal of life on Earth. We are told by God that we were created to serve him throughout the Bible. While the Bible makes it plain that we will experience pain and suffering in life as God's children, we may nevertheless live abundantly even in the face of heartache if we cling to His unwavering character and unshakeable strength.

Distractions of every kind are all around us, including social media, television, mobile phones, and so forth. Consider the things you are putting in your heart. We place our value where we choose to spend our time. It matters how we use our time. It is important because our lives will resemble the world more and more as we devote more of our time to doing so. And the more we resemble the world, the more we struggle to live our lives in accordance with God's plan for us, which is to be like His Son.

The Bible encourages us to make the most of our time. Matthew 12:34-35 says, “…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”

Ephesians 5:15-16 warns us, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

The most precious resource we have in life is time. We can never get back the time we waste blindly pursuing earthly things. We cannot make up the time we waste not working for God's purposes. The brief and significant time we have left is not worth sin, commitments, or earthly pursuits. To make the most of our life, we must learn to make time with God a priority. This truth is made clear in 1 John 2:17, "The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever."

In contrast to the world, which promotes false notions of abundance and success, the Gospel reveals a path of hope and promise that is not reliant on our own efforts. Through faith and hope in Jesus, we are offered a life abundant in Him alone. "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalms 16:11). This abudant life is an encouragement to renounce the ways of the world and embrace God. This is the real purpose of an abudant life.

In contrast to the world, which promotes false notions of abundance and success, the Gospel reveals a path of hope and promise that is not reliant on our own efforts. Through faith and hope in Jesus, we are offered a life abundant in Him alone. "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalms 16:11). This abudant life is an encouragement to renounce the ways of the world and embrace God. This is the real purpose of an abudant life.