What kind of life does the obedient Christian experience?
The goal of every believer should be to experience the abundant life Jesus came to give us.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” John 10:10 NASB.
How many times I have heard Christians say they wished they knew God’s will for them. His revealed will is seen in His Word. Study to show yourself approved. Move on to the strong meat (Deep things of God) of the Word. Pray without ceasing, ask the Father for more of the Holy Spirits power, gifts and leading in your life.
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” Luke 11:13 NASB.
Did you know that the Lord has ordained all our works? For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 KJV.
When you have obeyed the Lord’s revealed will through the letter of the Word, you will have become a mature Son/Daughter in the Lord. Now the Lord will use you to do His perfect will through the leading of the Holy Spirit, walking in those “Ordained” works.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God Romans 8:14 NASB.
This is the life God wills for the believer, Christ working through us, doing the “Greater Works” He said we would do. It is a supernatural experience when God leads and things happen. I have found in my walk with the Lord that He leads first, reveals to me what took place last. That’s OK with me because then I know it was Him and not my plans. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way (Psalm 37:23 KJV).
This is the true abundant life in Jesus, walking after the Spirit, doing His perfect will. It brings much joy and peace, being a “Vessel of Honor” in the Body of Christ, the Church.
I thought it would be appropriate to add my poem below:
The abundant life, a poem.
Joy I did seek today. Much pain and sorrow life can bring along the way.
I sought the peace that the world can give, things which we need to live day-by-day.
They did not offer a peace that would endure, by tomorrow, you will need more.
Where is the peace I need? It is found in Jesus, Abraham’s seed!
The answer comes from Heaven above, your brother and sister in the Lord you shall love.
Abundant life in Him I did find, through the Holy Spirit, I have His mind.
Love one another is His commandment and the key, this promise is granted to you and me!
“These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full (John 15:11-12 NASB).
To receive this promise from the Lord you must be in the Family of God.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16 NASB)