Written by Billy Joe Daugherty
"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."
Abundant life is God's phrase for the "good life." Abundant means "excess, more than enough, bounteous, rich, profuse, extravagant, fully enough, and lavish." This is the type of life God has planned for every believer and that includes you. He wants your life to be blessed—abundant, prosperous, and successful.
The devil is the thief, the killer, and the destroyer. God is the blesser, the giver, and the abundant one. Don't get God and the devil mixed up. They are totally different with opposite motives concerning your welfare. God is for you. The devil is against you. However, since God is for you, the devil can't stand against you.
Jesus came into the world so we would experience the life of God, which is abundant, full, and ample. He came to the earth to give life to you, not to take it from you.
Jesus died on the Cross and was resurrected from the dead so you could live an abundant life. You receive resurrection, or abundant life, when you become born again.
You were not reborn to barely get along. Your heavenly Father does not take pleasure in seeing His children living in poverty. Realize this: God wants you to enjoy His riches in glory right now. He loves you and does not plan for your failure. Instead, He plans for you to succeed. He plans for you to experience eternal, abundant life now! And this life is always more than enough!
DECLARATION OF FAITH
I live abundantly in Christ Jesus. He is my Shepherd, and I do not want. No good thing is withheld from me. God has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Source: 101 Days of Absolute Victory by Billy Joe Daugherty
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers