The Daily Challenge
by D. E. Stribling
Christ's Abundance For Us
in us, the hope of glory.
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Christ is the Abundant Life. He is in me if I believe in all the He did for me, and as I obey Him, and agree to serve others in His name.
In a materialistic society, when we see the word, "abundance." our first impulse is to make it read "financial wealth". However, to those who are spiritually oriented, abundance, or prosperity isn't material wealth.
Paul speaks of the abundance that Christ
supplies. Yet Paul is a man who experienced many hardships.
He wrote these words during the time of his own imprisonment.
He was not at all wealthy, yet he says, And my God will meet all your
needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” NIV)
Most of us would think our need was to be free of prison, to have money in the bank. Not the apostle. Paul was able to feel that his needs were met even during hard times. He did not have freedom, nor did he possess wealth. He said at times he was without clothes or food. His abundant life would frighten the tentative Christian, or those who are in our camp only for what God will do for them.
Christ's life in us gives us spiritual abundance that we can share with others. We see God at work in our lives,
We can speak boldly that he supplies all
our needs, for our need is to serve Him by loving others.
His abundant life merges with our own.