When I was a new believer, I had often read the verse from John 10:10: “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” (NASB). I knew this verse of Scripture to be true; but one day it became alive to me. I realized that God actually wanted me to experience His abundance in my life! My outlook changed from that day on. It was amazing! Another time, I felt completely overwhelmed with life. I felt overloaded and fatigued with my job, the ministry I was involved in, and with family financial struggles. I remember jumping into my car in response to a call from a friend who needed a ride, and on the way, I felt completely despondent. Then a Scripture came to my mind—a verse I had memorized a few months before: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). The words “Christ lives in me” literally stimulated me. I realized that Jesus Christ actually lives inside of me! Within a few minutes, my entire disposition began to change. I regained strength to go on. I felt like a whole new person. God’s Word came alive in me. God spoke to me through His Word. Expect the Word of God to come alive to you today! It will transform your life!
It will transform your life!
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.