What Did Jesus Mean By Abundant Life?

We all want to live life to the fullest. For different people that means different things. Do you know that Jesus wants us to live life to the fullest too?

"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
John 10:10

What Jesus means by having a full life probably looks a lot different than most people think of when they hear that term. Most people see living life to the fullest as basically doing whatever you please when you please. To be clear the life that Jesus is talking about is not a carefree life of wealth, health, and no problems to be seen.

The abundant life Jesus wants us to have is one of joy, peace, and knowledge that we belong to Him! We are able to live life to the fullest because the Holy Spirit is living within us, the Word of God guides us on our path and we are no longer slaves to our sin. We live life abundantly when we let Jesus redeem us and make us new!