Jesus gives us life — so, what do we do with it? John Ortberg reflects in this excerpt from The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You.
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” [John 10:10]. We may have heard that without understanding what Jesus offers. When he says he has come to “give life,” what exactly does he mean?
We all feel that we know what life is when we see it, but life turns out to be surprisingly tricky to define. So we might start here: Life is the inner power to make something happen.
Throw a rock, and it soon stops moving. But put a seed in the ground, and something happens — it sends out a root, takes in nourishment, and grows up to be fruitful. To be spiritually alive means to receive power from God to have a positive impact on your world.