Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Figuring out life…

John 10:10The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

I recently worked one day at a middle school as a clinic assistant. From where I sat I saw everyone who came into the office. One man walked in, looked around, stopped, and then, shrugged his shoulders. I laughed and said, “You look like me.” He said, “Yeah, I’m still trying to figure life out.”

Surrounded by an ever uncertain world, we all desperately want to figure out “life”. We want to know how we can live better, fuller, more satisfying and productive lives.
Daily, I desire to do more than just survive. I only know one way to do this; I must live not only in Christ, but through Christ!

Living in Christ began when we became Christians. Whether we feel like it or not, want to or not, we gave ourselves to God. We belong to Christ and are positioned in Him no matter what surrounds us. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Living through Christ requires daily walking with God. We must make a conscious choice to focus our thoughts on God and to draw closer to Him in the midst of the daily grind. Yes, abundant life is possible in the midst of any and every circumstance.

Abundant life is not complicated. Salvation was free and accepted by faith. We can believe God for this abundant life, daily, as we seek to know and love the giver of all life, Jesus Christ. As we follow and yield to Him, we find this life within us and through us- the very life of Christ Himself. 1 Corinthians 8:6

coming soon


  1. Laurie,
    Thank you for reminding us of the abundant life GOD has for each of us. I am ever thankful HE meets me in the midst of the caous and loves me into HIS will. You have a beautiful blog. GOD has abundant blessings to weave through your new blog into our lives. I look forward to journeying with you. Andrea

  2. I can't wait for that list! What a blessing to have you out in the blogosphere:-)

  3. Laurie,

    Amen! I find that I have to recommit to this each and every morning and it makes a huge difference in my days. They aren't always perfect, but God is still working within me!

    Love, Kat