14 September 2012

Living Abundantly

Many of us as Christians have often heard quoted the verse from John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to kill, to steal, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." (NKJV)

When I've heard that verse in the past I've always thought of things like car wrecks, plane crashes, terminal illnesses ...in other words, BIG events that bring death and destruction and pain.

However, a couple of months ago I was thinking about my family and some of the challenges that I was facing as a mom and this verse popped in my head (seems like there was something I heard that triggered it, but, for the life of me, I can't remember what it was now--only the verse stuck).

All of a sudden it occurred to me that things that "kill, steal, and destroy" are most often the little things in our lives.  The little things happen so daily and we become immune and accustomed to them and don't even pay them much attention at all.  And we don't even realize the damage they are doing.

....To read more join me over at Ben and Me where I am guest posting today as part of Marcy's Blogging in the Bluegrass series.  


Kari said...

What a great post! I needed to hear that today.

Beth said...

Thanks for your honesty about your family. I felt like I could have written this post...I can completely relate to your comment about the struggle with your son from birth. We have a son who struggles with impulsiveness and self-control, and it gets discouraging for me (especially because some of it we've been working on for years). I love him dearly, and he's a sweet being; however, some days around here are nothing close to peaceful. I'm grateful for God's grace when I am not patient and cannot set the example that I should. Thank you for sharing. We all to often think that everyone else has it together and that we're alone.