Beyond Abundant

It’s that time again! Five Minute Friday. Five minutes of writing, no takebacks, no edits, no formalities.  Just flat out putting it out there.  This week’s word: BEYOND.

Here we go.


Jesus wasn’t always understood by normal, everyday people like us.

In John 10, He is speaking to the crowd about following him and in the middle of comparing His followers to sheep, suddenly, He gives a glimpse into what living for Him is really about.

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

Then He returns to the topic of sheep by calling Himself “The Good Shepherd.”

What secret lies in this phrase “the abundant life?”

Jesus gives us salvation- yes, He died on the cross to save us from our sin. Praise Him for that.

But all the while we’re trusting Him for eternal life– a home in Heaven, we fail to trust Him for everyday life.

The toilet gets clogged and the laundry piles up.

The car breaks down and the baby is sick.

The boss cracks the whip and the spouse expects too much.

But there is MORE to life than what we see.

He promised us the abundant life. Richer. Fuller. Sweeter.

Beyond abundant.

How do we achieve that everyday abundant life?

I believe by embracing Jesus in everyday decisions.

I’m embarking on a Bible DVD interaction here in a few weeks- a new study titled-

Unglued- Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst.

The book releases August 7th and I’m super-pumped about this study.  Because I truly believe that the secret to the abundant life lies in our daily choices.  And most of the time that broken-down car and sick baby? We don’t choose those.  But we CAN choose how we react to those things.

So who’s with me?



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  1. I’m so passionate about being open daily to learning His abundant way of living! Well said in 5 minutes flat girl… love from Maine, Amy 🙂

  2. I’m in!

    1. Woohoo! Watch my social media feeds; as soon as I have the details I’ll be announcing it.

  3. This made my heart smile, thanks.

  4. Okay, this really resonated with me because I life by declaring the abundance in my life, even when it doesn’t seem so. Thank you for the reminder. I love how a single word launches so many diverse paths on FMF.
    Peace and good to you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Chelle!! It’s been a quiet day around here. 🙂 I love the diversity too!

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