February 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

Whenever someone asks me how I am doing, it has been my natural instinct to give them an honest answer, which is rarely expected. When I ask someone else this question, I desire to hear the honest answer with just enough detail. Lately, I have been talking and thinking about the nature of life. There is a distinct difference between life and life abundant (as the Scriptures show us). There is also a huge difference between simply living and living and abundant life. So many times it seems as tough life is about survival and not abundance. It is so easy to focus on the bad, the difficult and the challenging than it is on the positive, the surprising and the encouraging. We live in defeat rather than victory. I think the same is true with busyness. Are our lives busy or are they full? It may sound like the same thing, but it is not in my view. Busy is a negative connotation, we are doing to much and we do not enjoy or have control over what we are doing. To be full (or have life be full) has a more positive connotation, it’s a statement that yes a lot is going on, but its good and its all stuff we chose. I am thankful that my life is both full and abundant. I may not always see it or feel it, but as much as I do and am a part of, I do love it all and know that the Holy Spirit is very present in each and every moment.