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Daily Bread (Existing Or Truly Living?)

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Existing Or Truly Living?
READ: John 10:1-11

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. —John 10:10

On a family visit to Disneyland, I pondered the sign over the entrance arch that read, “Welcome to the happiest place on earth.” The rest of the day I looked at the faces of the people and was impressed by the small number who were actually smiling during their visit to “the happiest place on earth.” I roamed the park with divided attention—trying to make sure my kids had a good time and wondering why so few adults seemed to be enjoying themselves.

As I think of that day, I am reminded of a line from an old song that says, “Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.” So it seems.

To live life to the fullest is qualitatively different than merely existing. In fact, Jesus said that part of His mission was to enable us to live life to the fullest: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). He came so that we could experience life to the full—not according to the standards of a fallen world, but life as it was intended to be. It is life according to the designs and desires of the Creator of life.

By coming to provide forgiveness for rebellious, broken people, Jesus has made it possible for us to live a life of joy and hope in a world of despair. —Bill Crowder

Jesus came to bring us life—
Abundant living, full and free;
Trusting Him to save and keep us
Gives us joy the world can see. —Sper

To know God puts a song in your heart and a smile on your face.
Adults need to smile

I am a very fortunate person. I am able to smile often with my children. It is very true for me, that when the Holy Spirit walks with me, my steps are lighter, my ideas are brighter.

I want to always live firstly for God and then for God in me and of course to help make my children healthy enough to keep God within them.

We need our accomplishment to be in the Lord, in order to be like "one of these", God's children. Then we are truly alive.

If anyone ever seeks wisdom, needs council, ask a child in an innocent way. You will get an answer clear and concise from the Holy Spirit Himself. Let us all help our children and friends be truly alive, by loving our Father, His Son and loving and always working with the Holy Spirit, to produce a God given right to joy and peace. Thank You Jesus for this gift. Amen::love: Pixie