Living an abundant life is out of reach to those who are lost in the darkness.
When you’re lost in the darkness with sinful conditions you become fearful and downtrodden in spirit. Life becomes discouraging, you lose hope and stop taking action.
I was lost in the darkness for twenty years when the Lord called me.
The Lord’s calling to come into the full light required me to take action. It required me to listen to his voice, to trust him and to walk by faith, not by sight.
I choose to trust and obey the Lord.
Then the Lord enlightened the darkness of my past afflictions in life. He released the chains of sin that bound me to the darkness. The Lord gave me a new understanding or mindset and an abundant life in himself.
Taking action by placing your trust in the Lord is essential to having an abundant life. When you don’t take any action you will not be able to step out of the darkness.
The Lord came so that we could have an abundant life. The Lord didn’t come to condemn us for being sinners. He came to rescue us from the secret darkness with sinful conditions.
The Lord is calling you to take action.
The question is, will you?
I have narrowed the path to an abundant life down into three action steps. The efforts made on your part will determine the outcome of your being rescued from the secret darkness.
1st Step – Believing the Truth
The first step to an abundant life is to believe in the truth. The truth will set you free from the bondages of sin.
The way to living an abundant life is not obtained by gaining earthly knowledge. This type of an abundant life is short lived and will be worthless to you on the last day. An abundant life is not obtainable by any man-made means.
Jesus is the only way of obtaining an abundant life.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus is the truth and you must believe in him to receive an abundance of life. When you believe in the truth (Jesus Christ) you will be set free.
The chains of sin will be broken and you will be released from the darkness with sinful conditions. You will be set free from the past life, gain a new understanding and have an abundance of life forever.
2nd Step – Trusting the Lord
The Lord Jesus Christ came so that you could have life and life more abundantly. Not to condemn us for our sinful nature.
Jesus is not a religion or a bad thing to trust in. That’s a lie straight from the devil. He knew how sinful we were before he came to give his life so he could rescue us.
Greater love hath a man than to give his life for another.
That’s what Jesus did for you and me.
Jesus gave his life for you and me out of love. He didn’t want us to suffer for eternity in the darkness with pain and suffering.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. To have an abundant life you must trust in him and walk in the full light of Christ every day.
If you stumble and fall down along the way, reach out to him and humble yourself before him. Ask for his forgiveness and guidance in your life.
The Lord is loving and willing to forgive those who trust him and are willing to obey his truth.
You’re well on your way to living an abundant life when you believe in the truth and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
3rd Step – Renewing the Mind
You must take action to renew your mind with the Word of God. Changing your patterns of thinking, way’s of being and acting in life is necessary.
It takes time.
Our ways are not the Lord’s way. We must spend time learning about the Lord and his way for us to live. Spending time reading and studying the Word of God every day is essential to having an abundant life.
Skip this step and you could backslide into the darkness with sinful conditions again. Who wants to live in the darkness again?
The secret to this step is to keep moving forward in God’s word daily.
Don’t lose sight of the Word of God. Meditate on the word in the morning and when you go to bed. Seek the Lord in his word and your mind shall be renewed every day.
You will no longer walk in the darkness and the devil will flee from you.
The Reward – An Abundant Life
The reward for following the Lord Jesus Christ will be an abundant life forever. He will bless your life and provide for you always. The Lord will never leave nor forsake you.
When the Lord returns on the last day you will be together with him forever. He will give you an abundance of life for eternity. The Lord is preparing great things for those who trust in him. You can learn more about these rewards in his word.