The Abundant Life

What is the Abundant Life’s Destination? And Why a Life Submitted to the Holy Spirit Shows You the Way

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 

John 10:10

As believers, because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we also have the Word in us:

  • The Father, Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit are one.
  • Jesus is the WORD made flesh [John 1].
  • So again, to have His Holy Spirit is to have His Word in us.

At the same time, we can’t be passive and must stir up the Word by getting in it and being rooted in it, so it’s on our heart and on our lips as we need it – for powerful prayer, to bless others, to answer the attacks of the enemy.

How is the abundant life connected to a life submitted to the Holy Spirit?

Because we are indwelt by His Spirit thus His Word, our hearts long for His Word to come to pass in our lives, for His kingdom ways, for blessings from Abba Father.

This is not a form of the prosperity gospel. A strong desire for an abundant life comes directly from our loving Father because His desire to bless His children is all throughout His Word.  But tied to that strong desire is a knowing that it’s a submitted, obedient life to the Father which causes His blessings to fall on us.

Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God.

Luke 8:1

Everything to do with the kingdom of God is good.

An obedient life submitted to the Holy Spirit excites and pleases the Father’s heart because He loves and longs to bless us. 

But Samuel replied,“What is more pleasing to the Lord:
your burnt offerings and sacrifices
or your obedience to his voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,
and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft,
and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.

1 Samuel 15:22-23 NLT

You can read here in Deuteronomy 28 about God’s blessings on obedience. The source of your desire to be blessed and obey Him is His Word. 

It’s not wrong to desire blessings because His Spirit teaches that they fall on us as a consequence of obedience to Him.

Finally, what is the abundant life’s destination?

So the Lord blesses us with natural things, spiritual gifts, abundance on every side and we see that:

  • He brought us there to be a blessing to others.
  • and understand it’s of God to desire His blessings.
  • it’s a lie of the enemy that His children who desire blessings are not in line with God.

Of course the enemy wants us bless-less and in lack because we can’t be a blessing to others the way the Lord desires.

Its destination is:

You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Acts 20:35

The abundant life of God is full of the desire for His kingdom ways and to be used of God as co-laborers of Jesus to bless and to see Isaiah 61:1-3 spread throughout the earth. 

The Good News of Salvation

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

Isaiah 61:1-3

 

Purpose and Plans of God, Renewed Mind, Sons and Daughters

The Desires of Your Heart

Psalm 37 4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

PSALM 37:4

The Heart Door

Before you answered the door of your heart and let Him in [Revelations 3:20], you were separated from the Father – for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [Romans 3:23].

When Holiness Came Near

When His holiness came near, His Holy Spirit wooing and drawing you, and you finally had eyes to see yourself, a sinner in need of a Savior, a lawbreaker in need of an Advocate, one dirty in need of washing in His blood, you were broken by your sinful nature, and said YES to Jesus! “Yes, this is what’s been missing. Jesus is who I need.”

Delight Yourself in God

Once we are born again, new creatures in Christ, we enter the narrow path, hand in hand with Jesus. We get to know Him and fall more in love with Him with each passing day. We delight in Him and His ways, and when we truly delight in Him, our desires will not violate His Holy Word and will line up with Him and His plans and purposes for our lives. Those are the desires He says He will give us. Notice Psalm 37:4 does not say needs – no, DESIRES.

The enemy wants you to AGREE to condemn yourself for wanting the VERY desires God wants you to bless you with as you’ve delighted in Him. If the thief can steal our dreams and desires from us and get us to settle, then he also keeps us from fulfilling God’s Psalm 139:16 plans and purposes for our lives.

When His children don’t fulfill what He intended, the kingdom suffers – others aren’t healed, set free, and blessed because of what the enemy stole from YOU! Yes, YOU!

God wants us to dream big for He is the giver of dreams. God wants us to know who we are in Him as His sons and daughters, so we can receive ALL He has for us – needs, desires, gifts, talents, provision, finances, godly marriages (for a power packed, on fire for Him ministry team), and so much more.

Delight in Him and dream BIG!

Lord, I pray I delight in You continually, so I can be blessed in every kingdom manner, having even my desires fulfilled by You. Give me eyes to see every way the enemy seeks to destroy me and steal from me – including my identity in You, my dreams and desires. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Purpose and Plans of God

The Plot to Destroy Your Psalm 139:16 Story

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

PSALM 139:16

In Psalm 139:16, we see God wrote a story about each of us – a story about HIS perfect will and plans for our lives. But we see that, often, we are not living out our Psalm 139:16 story.

Though, HIS intentions for our story are good, we have free will and live in a world at war with the principalities and powers of darkness whose sole intentions for us are bad, and they are working overtime to rob us of our God given destinies.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

JOHN 10:10

From the womb (think abortion) and all throughout our lives, the enemy wants to steal, destroy us or get us to forfeit God’s Psalm 139:16 story for our lives, rendering us weakened, sidelined, ineffective, or settling for a powerless, imitation life, far below God’s intentions for us and sometimes, even using us to feed into the enemy’s plans, aiding and abetting the father of lies dark kingdom when he tempts us and we fall into sin. Thus contributing to our own destruction.

In the spiritual war we are in, the enemy uses sickness, disease, people, and sin to destroy our TRUE identities as God’s sons and daughter.

But praise God for being able to repent and turn from our wicked ways and being received with our Heavenly Father’s open arms because of Jesus!

He sent HIS WORD and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

PSALM 107:20-21

His Word is Jesus! (John 1)

God is good with only good intentions for us.

Devil is bad with only bad intentions for us.

Period.

To know Jesus is to know the Father.

Prayer

Father, I cry out to You to bring about Your Psalm 139:16 intended will and plans for my life. Resurrect and redeem YOUR story for my life every place the enemy has destroyed and stolen it, every place I have forfeited it and gotten off its path from past choices. Through abuse, the enemy sought to destroy my identity for years to thwart my God given purposes, to destroy my worth, to get me to settle for an imitation life, but You are good and through You and Your Word, You’ve been awakening me to all I am in Christ. Thank You, Jesus! Help me stay on the narrow path with You, so I can walk out my beautiful story, preserve my life, preserve Your story for me, so I may be a blessing to those around me and co-labor with You for the good on Your kingdom the way You intended. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Purpose and Plans of God

God’s Psalm 139:16 Related Theme for Your Life?

Psalm 139 16

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

PSALM 139:16

Ask God to reveal a theme for your life in relation His Psalm 139:16 plans and purposes for your life.

Prayer

Holy Spirit, I desire to live Your intended plans and purposes for my life according to Your Word in Psalm 139:16. Reveal to me any themes in relation to them, so I walk in them and know how to pray. I wait with expectation for You to give me a knowing by Your Holy Spirit or reveal it to me over time. Thank You for the wonderful things You have planned for me as I abide in You, let You lead me, and walk the narrow path with You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

A Psalm 139:16 theme of mine He revealed to me:

CHILDLIKE FAITH