Abundant Life

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” John 10:10 (NIV)

Exactly three months ago today, I sent an e-mail to a lot of you about our “love challenge”. Part of me can’t believe that we’ve made it this far, and a part of me can’t believe that we’re half way there.

Beyond six months, my prayer is that the foundation we’re building to love the Lord more each and every day, will have a lasting effect on our lives. I don’t know about you, but for me, without even trying, this prayer has become such an integral part of my daily prayer time. I continue to fall more in love with the Lord, but as I do, I see that I’m just scratching the surface—there is so much of God to love!

Jesus has come to give us fresh, abundant, full life in Him and as we grow to love Him more, we come to see more and more of His fullness. It’s like a dating relationship that just keeps getting better and better—there’s so much to discover and you never want it to end. The more you get to know the person, the deeper in love you fall…

In honor of our three-month anniversary, I thought it would be good to refocus with our original prayer:

Lord for six months, may I seek to learn what it means to love you. I want to love your word, your voice, your presence, your laws, your discipline, your power—I want to love and cherish every part of who you are. Lord, may I wait expectantly as you begin to transform my life by my willingness to wholeheartedly seek to love you with an unabandoned love.