20 Jun Living an Abundant Life
At Agave Sozo, located in Gilbert Arizona, we believe it’s possible to live an abundant life. We’re convinced it is a reality available for each and every one of us. As you ponder negative circumstances in your life, have you ever thought, “This is my lot in life and I just have to accept it?” Or, perhaps you’ve wondered, “Is this the best God has for me?” If you’ve shared these kinds of thoughts with well-meaning people around you, they may have responded to your honest comments with messages like, “Buck up,” or, “Be grateful for what you have,” or, “Stop complaining.” To a degree, they’re right; we can always find something to be grateful for, but denying or overlooking the struggles we face does nothing to bring us into the abundant life God desires for us.
What is an Abundant Life?
Merriam Webster dictionary defines abundant as: amply supplied, or marked by great plenty. In our culture, abundance is often synonymous with having material goods and financial wellbeing. However, biblical abundance has a broader meaning that also includes a state of the soul and spirit. Another word the Bible uses to describe spiritual abundance is the word prosper. Take 3 John 1:2 for example:
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. (NASB)
So our inner wellness is something to be considered, along with our external wellness. In John 10:10 (ESV) Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” What does it actually look like for the soul to be “marked by great plenty, amply supplied, and prosperous?” Here are some ways the Bible describes an abundant life in soul and spirit:
- Freedom from sin – embracing the grace of God (Galatians 5:1)
- Peace of heart and mind (Philippians 4:7)
- Being comforted when we go through hard times (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
- Walking in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22)
- Having clarity in our life paths (Proverbs 3:5-6)
These and other verses reveal what a truly abundant life can look like. Experiencing financial, physical, and material prosperity is an incredible gift and should not be viewed as a negative concept. But financial prosperity is only one piece of the puzzle. It is entirely possible to have ample material provisions and still feel empty inside because of being emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. It is at this point of need that there is an invitation to go deeper into discovering the abundant life God has for us. If you are feeling stuck, Agave Sozo, serving the Gilbert, Mesa and Chandler areas, is here to help you find that abundant inner life you desire. Don’t hesitate to contact us and make your inner healing prayer appointment today!