Stop this roller coaster......

.....I want to get off!!

The question I have been pondering recently is "Am I living life to the full or living a very full life?"

Jesus says " I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full". (John 10:10)

I have a very full life, full of busyness!! Don't we all!
And yet I don't feel like I am having the full life that Jesus speaks of.
I don't think he means a life that is full of busy, full of stuff, full of things to do.

Most of the time I feel like I'm on this roller coaster and right now I just want to get off!

So what does Jesus mean?
Jesus talk a lot about life and it is especially recorded in the book of John.
"In Him was life and that life was the light of men" (John 1:4)
"I give them eternal life" (John 10:28)

He gives me life, it is a gift from God. It is a life that must be accepted not earned.
It is life in Him, it is a life living in fellowship with God. 
It is about living as a human being not a human doing! Being in His presence.
Life is light and we gain spiritual illumination through Christ. With the death of sin comes new life that banishes darkness and we are able to live in the light.

We are made complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)
New life is already complete through His death and my faith.
Having the fullness of Christ is a maturity in the perfectly balanced character of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). Being an imitator of Christ means living His character not my own or what the world would have me live.

Only by drawing on the resources that God pours out can we hope to live in the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:19)
Christ lived His life to God. (Romans 6:10). His life was for God's glory not for himself and so must mine be.

Life is not about living a full and busy life, filled with 101 things to do. It is to live a life in such a way to glorify God. To live in the fullness of the character of Jesus.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5)

Live by the Spirit, keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25).

How!!? The washing still needs doing, I need to hoover, cook dinner, walk the dog, write, study, go to work and on and on .....

I cannot just stop doing life, but what if....
Can I do household chores in a way that glorifies God? I can praise... sing .... be thankful for the house I have!
When I walk the dog I can pray!
Writing and study is generally to gain a deeper relationship with God, that glorifies Him!
Work is an act of service...

and on and on .....

Almost everything in everyday life is a chance to praise, pray and be thankful. Paul says in Romans "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind".

It's time for a different mind set to always be thankful and know that every little daily thing can glorify God when done with the right heart.

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