The Blog of Rob Board – Author, speaker, pastor


John 10:10… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

When you are not enjoying abundant life, you will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much.  The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)  Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life.  Your thoughts are focused on “things on this earth” and you do things to gratify your fleshly desires.  In the end, you find life depressing and unfulfilled.  Life under the sun is full of despair.

But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God.  For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. (Psalm 16:11)  Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”.

Colossians 3:1-2 …If you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set you mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth.

When you live life above the sun, you see things from God’s perspective and you become Christ-occupied.  You live for Him because you know that all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When you live for His glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.

God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17)  The Greek word for “consist” means “held together”.  In Christ, all things are held together.  And that is why when Christ is the central figure in your life, you will have it all together.  Your mind will be held together.  Your hopes and dreams will be held together.  Your family will be held together by the cords of His love.  He said for us to seek first His kingdom( the realm where He is the Supreme Ruler and King) and everything we need will be given to us.  (Matt. 6:33)

Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because “Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27)  It is a wonderful life — this life lived from above the sun.


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