He wants you to have it all more abundantly. Think about that phrase a minute… More Abundantly… You like the sound of it, don’t you? Especially when you begin to add certain ‘juicy prefixes’ to it. Like… fly emirates more abundantly… visit Dubai more abundantly… shop more abundantly… buy cars more abundantly. And considering the current inflation of the naira… have dollars more abundantly… Juicy innit? But was that really what He meant when He said He would give ‘more abundantly?’
I have this hobby. It is a mailing list where I send daily devotionals to a ton of readers every morning. I call the hobby – The More Abundant Life. So you can only imagine how many times that phrase pops up in my mind!! In fact it is now ingrained in my psyche. I mean I cannot desire anything less than the more abundant life.
And that is exactly what He meant when He wrote us that love letter over 3,000 years ago. When the Great “I Am” sent us His love note in John 3:16, He promised us everlasting life, “the more abundant life!” What is the more abundant life? Good question! Now think about that for a bit. He promised you and I “the more abundant life!” Not more abundant money. Not more abundant life insurance. No! Neither is it more abundant foreign currencies stashed up in your bunker.
He promised ‘the more abundant life’ NOT ‘any’ more abundant life. Not ‘some’ more abundant life. The emphasis here is “The Life.” Brothers and sisters, there is a certain kind of life. It is called “The Life”, “the more abundant life!” Remember this also? I am “the Way,” “the Truth,” and “the Life!” Aha! Oh yeah, “The Life!”
I am not completely sure I get the full picture of what this life is or what this life means but I do know that to truly, deeply, and sincerely accept the Love of God, is to accept His Son Jesus. And if we believe in Him, we will NOT perish but have everlasting LIFE …and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY! We will have LIFE not ‘THINGS’ but LIFE!
So that tells me that there is a certain life that bubbles more abundantly. Imagine a stream of bubbling life. Imagine a fountain of bubbling life. Imagine a waterfall of bubbling life! That is what He has promised. Now tell me, what could He possibly deny you? What-could-He-possibly-deny-us?! NOTHING! Absolutely nothing! ONLY BELIEVE is all He is asking.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. — KJV
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” — NLT
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. — KJV