Abundant Life

by Pastor Mark Shupe

Ephesians 3:14-19

Part of the Apostle Paul’s prayer for believers in Ephesus included a request that they would “be filled up to all the fullness of God.” That attractive part of Paul’s prayer got me pondering what might it look like in my life to truly be filled up to all the fullness of God? 

A quick examination of the original meaning of the words “filled” and “fullness” leads to the explanation of being able to fully experience all the abundance of God in my life. This explanation reinforces the words of Jesus in John 10:10: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus wants us to have an abundant life and Paul prayed that the believers in a church he founded would be able to experience the fullness or completeness of that highly attractive quality of life.

So, what does that look like? Contemplate and prayerfully reflect on that question and see what God reveals to you. My hunch is the answer will lead you back to the idea of the very life of Christ living in you.


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