Are You Really Enjoying Life?

I was led to this powerful message for everyone to really mediate on about If you are really enjoying Life. Seriously, take a moment right now, think, and honestly answer this question, are you enjoying your life? I am not asking you if everything is perfect in your life, since that will never be the case. We will always have things that we are facing, battles to fight, challenges to overcome, that is simply part of living in this sin-filled and fallen world we are passing through. But today I want you to take some time and reflect and tell me whether you are enjoying your life or not.

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

If the Lord asked you if are you enjoying your life? How would you answer Him. Without any hesitation I would tell the Lord that yes, I was really enjoying my life. Despite the problems and trials we all have to face in our life, despite the never-ending challenges, the bottom line is I look forward to each day and truly enjoy my life. You see, God wants us to enjoy our life. After all, the Bible tells us that He came to give us life and LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY! 

Here is the key and the message I want you to hear today. No matter what your trials may be, no matter what your challenges may be, no matter what your battles may be, you can still enjoy your life and embrace the promise that Jesus came to not just give us life, but life more abundantly! That means despite the hurts and pains you may be experiencing today, you can still enjoy your life and the abundance Christ promised you.

I know you’re probably asking me how you can enjoy your life when you are going through a divorce, or dealing with a major health crisis, or in bondage to some addiction, or have serious financial problems, or children who are living in rebellion to God, or need a job, or a myriad of things that may be going on in your life today. The answer is your relationship with Christ! Because of HIM, you can face all of the problems that are out there and still enjoy your life.

I want to encourage you today that if you are not enjoying your life, it is time to START! The fact is today is the only day you are certain of, tomorrow is promised to none of us. Each day we wake up is a gift from God and we need to treat it as such. No matter what we may have to face during the day, we have to never forget if you’re a born-again believer that Christ is living within us, we have His strength, can live in His victory, and that is why we can go through the day with that peace that passes all human understanding and unspeakable joy.

 

Your Life!

Anyone who has walked with Jesus for any period of time knows this journey will be sprinkled with joys and struggles. There will be times of peace along with times of turbulence. That is the way of this world. But Jesus remains in happiness and in grief. When we have Him, we can get through anything. There are times when we are on top of the world jumping for joy over His blessings. And there will be times when we cling to Him for dear life because every ounce of hope has been stripped away. Through it all Jesus is right there with us.

“He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” ~ 1 John 5:12
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Jesus came that we may have “the life”, eternal life. His motivation was a love stronger than any other love. And His desire is for a relationship with us. He cares and wants to rejoice with us when life is good. He wants to walk with us through the deepest valleys of our journey. Sometimes, He gently lifts us into His arms when we are too weak. He never leaves because He loves us.

I don’t know where you are in your walk. I don’t know if life is gliding along with ease, or if this is the most difficult time in your life. What I do know, is that Jesus came to walk with you in this life. He will never forsake you. He will never withhold His love from you. There is no sin greater than His grace. He wants to know you, love you and care for you. He wants you to have “the life”.

Have a  blessed day in the presence of the Lord.