Thought Conditioner #7

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

Many people are lacking in energy. Their vitality is low. They are filled with inner conflicts which dissipate energy. They are dull and apathetic.

What is the secret of energized life? Christ is the answer. It is said of Him, “In Him was life” (John 1:4). Fill your mind with Christ, fill your heart with Him, and inevitably energy, vitality, exuberance, delight, and eagerness will well up within you.

Every day as you repeat this text make it read, “Christ has come that I (fill in your own name) might have life and might have it more abundantly.”

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

In Him was life, there is no life apart from Him. What does the abundant life look like? Is it material wealth, power, success, fame? These things can become idols and steal our energy, steal the abundant life we so desperately seek.

What is it we are to have an abundance of in our life? It’s an abundance of self-control, love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness. How do we get these fruits of the Spirit? By clinging to the life growing vine – Jesus Christ. Without an abundance of fruit we will never truly enjoy an abundance of anything else.

Reflect: What steals your energy? How will you seek the abundance of life you are looking for?

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