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Thursday
Nov172011

Fill 'er up!

Check out this audacious promise from Christ:

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  ~Jn 10:10

We have to take off our Sunday school glasses to grasp the hutzpah of this statement. A well-meaning and common presentation of eternal life is, "Accept Jesus, so that when you die you'll go to Heaven."

While this much is true, Jesus Himself offered much more. Pretend for a moment that you're not reading the Bible, but instead, someone has walked up to you at the lowest point of your week and offered the statement above. (go ahead, re-read it - and personalize it [change "they" to "you"])

I don't know about you, but I would think He was talking about something practical, tangible and exciting - certainly not religious. Also, I would hear those words in the present tense, not just meant for sometime later. 

Here's the whole truth: God invites us into an adventure with Him long before we kick the bucket. It's not about getting our "ticket punched" or securing some sort of ultimate fire insurance. It's about life, NOW!

He wants to speak to you in the mundane as much as the exciting. Through the highs and the lows, He's right there. Just listen...

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