Dare to Live Abundantly

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By Kathi Pelton

Did you know that God never intended His sons and daughters to live in the status quo? We were never created to move according to social or economic demands. We were created to live in His abundance. Our lives have great purpose with supernatural resource backing all that we do. I, personally, don’t want to spend a single day of my life letting circumstances or social/economic atmospheres dictate my posture or movements. I want to stop each morning and find out what the Father is doing and then do it with Him.
This is how Jesus lived. He did what He saw His Father doing,
John 5:19-20
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.
Don’t allow your life to be enslaved by what the world demands or the limitations of the “seen” world. In all that you do, find out what the Father is doing and allow the supernatural and unseen Kingdom to come into what He has you doing. The world systems and seen world have very narrow boundaries to move in that make great demands with little gain. A hard task master rules who seeks to steal the abundant life that you were created for. But our loving Father gives us room to run, explore, adventure and move within the boundaries of His great love which is limitless. These boundaries are not seen with human eyes but with the eyes of our spirits and they free us to be who we were created to be.
Psalm 16:5-8
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken
I want to know where God has set my boundary lines, not where circumstances have. Within them there is safety and delight. There is freedom to live abundantly and not live in the restraints of circumstances. I have lived both ways and abundant living is far better!
Our souls kick against this kind of living because it is not the norm and not something that our minds or emotions can comprehend but this is where our spirits come alive and begin to soar. I’m not talking about every man and woman quitting their jobs and traveling for ministry like we do, I’m talking about in EVERYTHING you do and wherever you do it, doing it in a supernatural way in the boundary lines that the Lord has set for you. Those lines will never be constricting but always will be beyond what you can imagine. They will be supernatural and you life will be filled with God-stories where His Kingdom came in and made the normal into the miraculous.
I want to challenge you to live in God’s abundant life. Each day find out what the Father is doing and do that. Jesus was our example. With each disciple He called them away to follow Him,
Matthew 4:18-20
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].
 
Is He calling your name? Follow Him!

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