I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Once in a while we find ourselves thinking about life. What’s the meaning of life? How far we had come in life! How much better we are today as people because of all the life experiences we lived through! And sometimes we end up on the opposite side of life: We day dream. We dream about what it can be! We might even panic at the thought of what tomorrow might bring. Sometimes we even dabble in the present, with the stress, the chores, with the day to day, with all those things that seems to squeeze all energy out of us.
The beauty of life is that we are a combination of the past, the future and the present. But if we are to live our lives in past we might miss the now and the opportunity to change the tomorrow. If we live in the future without understanding the past and the now we might not have an appreciation for all those moments that shaped and continue to shape our lives. And if we live in the now without taking in the experience of the past and the opportunity to day dream we might find ourselves caught up in the mundane.
But as we think about all that, I would encourage you to think about those God’s moments that define your life. You know the ones that had an impact on your faith, the ones that continue to shape your actions today and can shape your tomorrow.
After all Jesus came that we might have life and live life abundantly.
“In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.” ~A.W. Tozer