“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” - John 10:10
The thief comes to distract us from the life that Jesus purchased for us through His death and resurrection. It is easy for us to lose our time to our work, our hobbies and our social media ‘life’. To live a life full of these things will only lead to an eternity of death and destruction. Satan does
not care how he distracts us so long as he is successful in diverting our eyes from the life Jesus calls us to. Jesus came to lay down His life to preserve us from the thief. He opened up a path for us to be restored and communicate directly with God. His departing gift to us was the power of the
Holy Spirit, given to guide us through life with strength and wisdom - a truly abundant life.
So ultimately, we have two choices; we can allow the enemy to distract us, living the superficial and empty life that Satan wants us to follow, or we declare Jesus as our Saviour and receive not only the free gift of eternal life, but also a ‘resurrected’ life here on earth, rich, full, joyful and overflowing with God’s grace.
Father God, I give thanks that You sent your only Son, Jesus Christ, to protect us from those who seek to steal our salvation and to destroy us. I pray that your spirit overflows in abundance from me and that I can obediently listen to your will, honouring and glorifying your Kingdom in all that I do. Amen.
We surrender every facet of our lives to Jesus who through him we can communicate with our Heavenly Father. Having direct access to God will allow him to mould us, and enable us to walk the path that he created us for - to obediently do His will.