One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 5:15, which says Jesus “died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (NKJV). And John 10:10 says Jesus came so we could “have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (AMP).
I’ve learned throughout the years as I’ve grown in my relationship with Christ that the best life-the abundant life Jesus died to give us-is found in loving God and helping others.
Now this way of thinking isn’t natural to us, and it’s common for people to believe their happiness is based on having their way, doing what they want to do, when they want to do it, and getting everything they want. But the truth is, if we’re living selfish, self-centered lives, we won’t have the peace, joy and fulfillment we long for. And God wants us to have the very best life He can give us.
Getting the Best God Has to Offer
God’s love is the greatest gift we can receive in life. And it’s also the key to experiencing the abundant life John 10:10 is talking about: peace, joy, right standing with God, and freedom from bitterness, anger and every kind of misery.
God loves you perfectly and completely just as you are right now. He can’t love you any more than He does at this moment because He is perfect and complete. And even though we are imperfect, His love for us is unconditional and it never changes.