An abundant life is a term used to refer to the Christian teachings on fullness of life. It is not an organized movement or a unique set doctrine. It is a name applied to the teachings and expectations of the groups and people who follow these teachings.
The term abundant life comes from Jesus' teachings in the Bible; John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." More abundantly means to have a superabundance of something. Abundant life refers to life in its abounding in fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul. Abundant life signifies a contrast to feelings of lack, emptiness, and dissatisfaction, and such feelings may motivate a person to seek for the meaning of life and a change in their life.
Abundant life teachings may include expectations of prosperity and health, but may also include other forms of fullness of life when faced with adverse circumstances, such as tragic loss or other trauma.
Abundant living is not a by-product of our wealth. It is an inner spirit we can tap into regardless of our economic circumstances.
Living in abundance is a state of belief, and of mind more than anything else. Simply, it is a positive, peaceful spirit filled with love, acceptance and compassion.
We can live life more abundantly when we are valued and appreciated as unique souls, and when we empower OURSELVES with the opportunities to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and creatively. We do this through Faith in God, and as Christians through Jesus Christ. (God incarnate)
A Year of Living Biblically
Author, philosopher, prankster and journalist A.J. Jacobs talks about the year he spent living biblically by following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.