We all want it.
Adam and Eve wanted it.
We know how to get it too — our way.
It’s close enough to touch. We could just reach out and grab it...
Just like Adam and Eve.
Satan’s campaign rivaled television’s best commercials. No touch-ups necessary. That fruit couldn’t have looked more delectable.
And it probably was. Imagine the burst of flavor on their tongues.
But as they swallowed the last sweet morsel, life to the fullest disintegrated into a pile of ashes.
The thief had known it all along, of course. He’d come to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10a), and they played right into his hands.
As do we.
The abundant life we long for, that we seek through food, materialism, addictions, damaging relationships, lusts of this world…
It’s forever elusive when we insist on getting it our way.
But Christ came “…that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10b).
Do you hear that?
Life to the full is possible — possible through the Christ who came and redeemed our rebellious souls on the cross! Abundant life is held out to all who will take it.
Friend, in these last days, Satan is pulling out all the stops. Do you see it? Feel it?
He’s attacking on all fronts, in all fashions. We have brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe enduring merciless persecution.
And then we have those who are simply lulled into blissful unawareness… believing their efforts to find life — on their own terms — are harmless, not a big deal, even necessary.
Are we they?
Have we allowed ourselves to be deceived?
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
Don’t be mistaken. We will reap the consequences of life our way.
The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. He wants nothing less than to devour you and me.
But when we turn our eyes on Jesus, we find true life.
A shortcut past all our problems? No.
A promise of pain-free living? No.
No, this is so different than life "our way," it may be difficult to understand at times.
But this is a life of love, of never being abandoned, of eternal hope, and deep abiding joy.
Where are you today, friend? Attacked? Shaking off deception? How can I pray for you?
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