This abundant life that Jesus is talking about is much more than having material possessions. We may have an abundance of wealth, fame, friends, and accolades, but still feely empty and miserable.
Can we experience this abundant life irrespective of whether our circumstances change immediately or not?
I believe we can.
The Bible says that through the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness we shall reign in life through the One, Lord Jesus.
This abundant life is a supernatural invisible supply of grace that does something inside us and for us.
This grace becomes sufficient for us to face challenges. It is Jesus’ strength perfected in our weakness, frustrations, and struggle.
We can reign in life. We can live as victors rather than victims. We can thrive rather than survive.
It does not mean things will be always easy and smooth, but we can experience joy, strength, endurance, calmness, and hope in the midst of what we’re facing.
But it will also bring provision, healing, solutions, direction, and answers. Things will work in our favor.
So how come many are not experiencing this?
I think it’s primarily because of a lack of revelation. What we can’t understand, we can’t experience.
That’s why in Ephesians 1:17-19 Paul said to pray to the Father to receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened.
We need a spiritual understanding of reality.
We must perceive that Life is a person, His name is Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the ‘Bread of life’. He is the ‘Tree of Life’. He is the one that gives us living waters. He is our supply. We can’t do abundant life without knowing ‘The Life’.
Jesus is our supply. In Him we have become the righteousness of God. We have a new covenant made by the blood of Jesus. Now we can live by a new way, the way of the Spirit of life.
Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. We are spiritually joined to Him, there’s a supply of abundant life grace available to us.
But to receive this supply, we need to come to the end of ourselves and be more conscious of Jesus as our supply for everything. We can frustrate the supply or the grace of God when we are counting on our own righteousness to make things happen.
Jesus is our supply for everything. Paul understood this reality, that’s why he said he could do all things through Christ who strengthens him. He was counting on that grace.
When we understand who Jesus is and what we have gained freely through Him, we will rest in life. And we will see things work out in our favor without us breaking a sweat.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
— 2 Peter 1:2
How can we practically experience the benefits of abundant life grace?
Every morning before you get on with other things, go to your Heavenly Father, to His throne of grace. Lift up your hands and ask Him for abundant life grace for that day.
It’s not a formula. We must understand what we’re asking, grasping its value, depending, and counting on it. You’re acknowledging that you’re not leaning on your understanding or strength but inviting His grace to supply what you need.
Then wait for a few moments as you look to the Father seated on the throne. And say, “Father, I receive the abundant life grace for everything I’m going to face today. I ask in Jesus’ name.”
Jesus became the perfect sacrifice for your sins that qualifies you to receive an abundance of grace. You’re completely accepted and loved by God. When He sees you, He sees the one redeemed by the precious blood of His Son Jesus at the cross.
You may sense a tangible sensation, a warm wave, that’s the anointing of abundant life grace. Just keep receiving and say thank you Father.
Sometimes you may not sense anything but just believe that He will supply what you asked for. You will begin to see a difference as go through the day and face things that come your way.
You don’t have to toil and struggle in life. You just need to enter the rest provided by God in Jesus. This is a place of no fear, worry, and anxiety.
It’s place where you cast all your cares on God. It’s a place of abundant peace and rest.