Reasons to Praise: Day 15 – Life

Twenty three thousand, two hundred and sixty-four. That is the number of quotes on life that are found on the site Goodreads, alone. And that is just one site.

Clearly, a lot has been written on the topic of life; however, the statement that first comes to mind for me most times when I think about life is John 10:10. In this verse, Jesus boldly declares, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till if overflows).”

Have and enjoy. Have and enjoy. Have and enjoy life. This phrase suggests that I can have life but not enjoy it and definitely not have in abundance. This truth brings to mind a quote by Oscar Wilde, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Father, thank you that Jesus came to give us live in abundance. Show us today, how we can begin to experience abundant life daily.


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This post is number 15 in the series “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 days of Five Minute Free Writes.


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