We often hear people speak of the cost of being a disciple of Christ however, when we follow Jesus, numerous blessings help us live a life focused on God.
Below is a shortlist of scripture that speaks of the abundant life that God offers. These are given to those who learn to love God and obey His commandments above all else:
PURPOSE – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
DIRECTION – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).
STRENGTH – I can do everything through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).
COMPETENCE – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
PEACE – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29).
SATISFACTION – Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
POWER – Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and will do even greater things than these (John 14:12).
RELATIONSHIP – Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20).
ETERNAL LIFE – And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).
LEGACY – Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands (Deuteronomy 7:9).