Monday, October 28, 2013

Pastor's Ponderings: October 28, 2013

The Abundant Life!

I woke up early on last Saturday morning with every intention to run. However after looking at the weather report, it was a near freezing temperature, the wind was howling, and there was a significant chance of rain or snow. In addition, I was battling a head cold and I did not want to make the situation worse. My excuses for staying in bed went on and on and I decided not to run. I was not prepared for the elements that morning.

Without my asking, later that evening my youngest daughter dropped off proper winter running gear (and thanked me for reimbursing her!). I put on the thermal base layer, dry wic sweatshirt and running pants and faced the cold for an easy run. It was great! I was warm, cozy and prepared and I knew that I could now confidently run in the cold.

You may feel unprepared and reluctant to step out of your comfort zone. We can rest assured that our loving Father is always dropping by and taking care of us. Jesus said that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. With Jesus, we have everything that we need because He richly supplies all of our needs. Although we may have hundreds of excuses for not taking that leap of faith, we must remember that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and he has given us everything we need to be successful. It is glorious to know that He looks beyond our faults, failings, and shortcomings and still provides for us. Let us always thank God for supplying everything that we have needed, do need, or ever will need.

Let us walk in the Abundant Life today!

John 10:10
10 I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13
New King James Version (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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