Daily Delight

Thursday, June 18, 2015

 The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance.” – Luke 10:10 (voice)

This morning as the sun streams in my window, coffee in hand, the day feels filled with promise to live life as Jesus intended, with joy and abundance. But this superficial happiness I feel pales in comparison with the abundant life Jesus offers.

As soon as things come up throughout the day (and come up they will) how quickly am I to abandon this caffeine-fueled reverie?  Because real joy and true abundance aren’t found in a well-made latte, a sunny day, things going my way. My joy is in Christ Himself, and when I lean in and abide in Him, my joy becomes less about what happens to me and all about what Christ is doing in and through me. 

So lean in, friends, Jesus is waiting for you and His promises offer so much joy and so much hope. No matter what you face or what you’ve done, His grace awaits. “Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end” (Romans 5:20, MSG).

{photo: @katebooye}

About the Author

Alexandra (Alex) Stoehr is a writer and homeschool mom of two amazing daughters. She loves to find adventure in the everyday and enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes her quintessentially mustached husband and one spoiled rotten Boston Terrier. From copywriting to poetry, devotionals to blogging, writing is Alex's true passion. When she's not writing or feeding someone, you can generally find her outside or buried in a very good book. Follow along with Alex's adventures at her blog: http://alexandrastoehr.com


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