If you remember, one of my resolutions was trying to live a more abundant life.
I have a feeling God is going to reveal things about this to me all year, so I wanted to share these things with you as well.
The first thing he showed me last week (and this is not a new idea to me, but the wording and circumstances and perspective are new) – abundant life is ONLY through Him.
In our world, abundance can take on a whole lot of meanings. Monetary wealth, overflowing possessions, food.
But he revealed to me that the way that He means abundance – the fullness of life and joy and all the things he gives us – is experienced only through seeking Him.
Matthew 6:33 came to mind as I wrote that… Seek Him and His righteousness first…
When we seek Him, however, there is a self-discipline that is necessary. Through His spirit and His strength, not my own.
Often I don’t intentionally neglect Him; I just allow myself to be overwhelmed with the demands of life.
So I need to begin each and every day placing Him where He belongs: in my head, in my prayers, on my lips, and in my heart.