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the Abundant Life

Who am I? Good question. Who am I, really?
A very good question, a soul-searching question.

I am in search of The Abundant Life.
Why  choose the abundant life? What is it? And where may it be found?

Join me in my journey to The Abundant Life.

Why desire it?    What is it?   Where is it?

Thought For an abundant day

The Way

Which way? Where are we going? How do we get there?

We ask these questions throughout life and look for directional signs. But these signs are often missing, misleading, or hard to understand.

There is, however, a way to move forward with confidence to a good place.

In John 14, Jesus is telling his disciples that He has the ultimate destination planned for them and that they know the way to it. Thomas responds with basically these words: “We don’t know where or the how.” (Verse 5) Jesus counters with “I am the way and the truth and the life.”

What is the full understanding of Christ’s words and how may they be applied in life? It is this:
It is unequivocally certain—an absolute truth—that the fullness of life comes from following Christ—THE WAY.

This was not a one-time directive to a specific location but an overarching message to be applied throughout life, at all times, and under all conditions. It is so like Christ; we ask for a simple remedy and He gives us an entire pharmacy. We ask for directions to a specific location and are given a map of the world. We ask for a cup of cold water and are given an overflowing fountain.

Life, in all its fullness, is what Christ desires for us. Trust Him, follow Him to this abundant life.

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my journey begins daily

today i will...

 

I begin each day with short reflections based on Study, Prayer, and a commitment to Action (my Bible SPA).

What amazes me is the ease, breadth and depth of these thoughts that can only come from the Holy Spirit. I conclude each reflection with a mention of God’s altar because it is at God’s altar where blessings are bestowed, gratitude is offered, and wholeness is made. And God’s altar may be found anywhere and everywhere, and especially in my heart.

Find True Rest In Christ

Find True Rest In Christ

Today I will come to Christ, not just follow Him. If I follow, He will still be apart from me. But, if I come to Him, I will be part of Him. If I only follow, I cannot take His yoke. But, if I come to Him, He will share mine. Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, all ye that...

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock

Today I will ask, seek, and knock that I may receive God’s blessings. There are two doors upon which to knock. The first door is my heart; I must knock it open to see my needs and be humble. Then there is Christ’s heart; it is both a fearful and humble thing to...

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Move Out From My Harbor Of Comfort

Move Out From My Harbor Of Comfort

Today I will do and act upon what I know to be God’s will for me, even if the doing seems insignificant to any sacrifice I may make.John 13:17Now that you know this truth, how happy (blessed) you will be if you put it into practice!Good News TranslationThere are two...

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Short Provocative Thoughts

Discernment

Lord, give me more discernment and let me share mine. "God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede." (Chambers, Utmost, November 23) Three things cause contempt with God:Confidence in human ingenuityDistraction by the cares of...

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“Lessons From The Helm”

This is my first published book.

“Lessons” presents life’s big lessons from the helm of a very small boat and details a 3-day sailing regatta in which my son and I competed and capsized.
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Lessons From The Helm

Life’s big lessons

“Destroy These False Gods

My latest book. What false gods are vying for your soul? Discover 101 false gods that must be destroyed before they destroy you. Available on Amazon.com

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