Is it possible for us to live life to the fullest? Are we happy about the life we live? Ever wondered what a complete life would look like or in a better sense feel like? Are we looking to live a life without regret? How do we achieve peace within ourselves?
The answers to these questions can be found in the Holy Bible.
Our Lord Jesus Christ says in John 10:10:
“Life to the fullest” comprises of:
- Good Health,
- Enough Money,
- A Happy and Contented Family,
- Social Recognition,
- Good Friends, and
- Healthy Society.
God has promised us all these in this earthly life.
Good Health (Live Life to the Fullest #1)
God has always wanted us to lead a healthy and pain-free life. The miracles of Jesus include healing the deaf, the blind, the paralytic, the leper, the lame, and much more.
The Bible says in Exodus 23:25, “You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.”
Some of the infirmities will help us in increasing our faith in God, that is, a chance to exhibit His power. For example, in John 9:3, Jesus says, “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” Certain other infirmities will be healed only when our sins are forgiven as Jesus says in John 5:14, “See, you are well again. … Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn’t happen to you.”
For the first type of healing, God has a perfect time to exhibit His might. All we have to do is wait patiently upon Him so that we receive His grace and mercies at the appointed time.
The second type of healing is through the forgiveness of our sins. The Bible says in Proverbs 28:13, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” Thus it is clear that the forgiveness of sins not only requires us to confess our sins but also to let go of them.
Let us wait on the Lord, confess our sins, and refrain from doing them again so that we receive healing.
Enough Money (Live Life to the Fullest #2)
Most of us think that God does not like the rich, for it is said that it is tough for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. But what we fail to note is that it is not money but the desire for money that takes us far from the kingdom of God. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
God does not want us to be poor and broke. He knows we need money but we have to distinguish between our needs and wants. The Bible says in Proverbs 30:8, 9, “Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that I need, or I shall be full, and deny you, and say, “Who is the Lord?” or I shall be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God.”
So, let us pray to God to grant us all our needs. The Bible clearly says in 1 Timothy 6:6, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
Let us be content in what we have, for our Father is mighty to provide all the needs more than we can ever imagine, for “He is our provider.”
Longevity (Live Life to the Fullest #3)
Do you know that the first commandment with a blessing in the Bible is found in Exodus 20:12? “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” As children of God, we are expected to exhibit certain qualities by which the Almighty’s Name will be glorified. God demands us to respect our parents and, in doing so, receive the reward of a long life.
The Bible says, in 1 Peter 3:10, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.” God expects us to lead a disciplined life so that we are living testimonies and ambassadors for Jesus Christ at all times. We should never indulge in gossiping and backbiting.
The most important is the fear of the Lord as the Bible says in Proverbs 10: 27, “The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.” Fearing the Lord forms the crux of Christian living. According to Proverbs 8:13, the one who fears the Lord hates evil. Pride, arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech are to be completely avoided.
Let us work toward living a righteous and just life so that our days are prolonged on this Earth.
A Happy and Contended Family (Live Life to the Fullest #4)
The first and foremost thing that is necessary for a happy family life is “learning to forgive”. Jesus says in Matthew 6:12, that if we forgive others when they sin against us, our Heavenly Father will also forgive us our sins. When we learn to forgive, we become the children of God.
We also have our responsibilities in our family. Husbands need to love their wives; wives need to be submissive to their husbands; children need to obey their parents; parents should not provoke their children; and mothers need to comfort their children. Most of all, parents need to teach the fear of the Lord to their children. Finally, know a family that prays together stays together. Inculcate family worship time daily. With all this in place, our Heavenly Father will bless us in abundance so that we can enjoy a happy and contented family life.
Social Recognition (Live Life to the Fullest #5)
Every one of us wants to be respected by the society we live in. These days only wealthy people receive importance in any social gathering, and the next thing that is important in people’s eyes is beauty. Often, we see ourselves carried away by the beauty of people or things. But what the Holy Bible says is so very different from our thinking.
For the young, the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” The respect that we receive for our conduct is far more worthy than the respect we receive for our status. For women, the Bible says that the women who fears the Lord shall be praised. For men, the Bible says in Proverbs 31: 23, that the husband of a wife with noble characters is respected in the society. So, choose your life partner with care as it is written in Proverbs 19:14, “a prudent wife is from the LORD.”
So let us dedicate ourselves to follow biblical values to achieve social recognition.
Good Friends (Live Life to the Fullest #6)
Good friends bring sunshine to our lives. Friendship is a very special feeling of being wanted or liked by a person who is in no way related to us by blood.
Jesus says in John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” It is also said in Proverbs 27:9, that “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”
We can find examples of great friends in the Bible.
When we speak of friendship, two people who instantly pop up in our minds are David and Jonathan. Imagine the wrath of a king and if the king (King Saul) happens to be your father, it is all the more possible that half the anger will build even in you (Jonathan) against the enemy. But Jonathan warns David of his father’s hatred and saves him. His love had been well reciprocated by David in taking care of Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth.
We should also pray for our friends as we see that Job was blessed when he prayed for his friends. However, the Bible warns about having friendships with wrong people. It has been mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:33, that “Bad company corrupts good character”. Let us not forget the Parable of the Prodigal Son where his friends desert him when all his money is gone. The Bible teaches to avoid the friendship of an angry person, as it is said in Proverbs 22:24,25, “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”
Let us choose our friends with care for it is said in Proverbs 13: 20, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
Healthy Society (Live Life to the Fullest #7)
As children of God, it is our responsibility to contribute towards a healthy society. We should remember that society is formed by people like you and me and, as always, the change should start from within ourselves.
The Bible says in Titus 2 that older men should be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, older women should be reverent in the way they live, they should not be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but teach what is good, so that they can urge younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, young men should be self-controlled and do what is good.
Remember, a healthy society is a productive and happy society.
Live Life to the Fullest Meaning
Live life to the fullest is God’s gift for us and He expects us to be in tune with His purpose. Live life to the fullest means obeying Jesus’ commandments and becoming one with Him. Live life to the fullest is listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit and following His guidance.
Live Life to the Fullest Summary
Our Savior wants us to live life to the fullest. To live a life with no regrets and in a way pleasing to God let us:
- worship and believe Him with all our hearts so that he removes sickness from among us
- wait on the Lord for His appropriate time to bless us
- confess and let go of our sins to receive healing from His hands
- refrain ourselves from the love for money
- honor our parents that we may live long
- lead a disciplined life to see good days
- foremost, fear the Lord and hate evil that He will prolong our lives on earth
- be contended for He is our provider and will grant us more than what we ask of Him
- learn to forgive each other
- maintain a healthy relationship with the members of our family
- practice a family devotion time
- inculcate biblical values that build our social image
- choose friends with care
- play our part in developing a healthy society
May the love of our Lord Jesus Christ warm your hearts through this year.
Read this amazing answer from Dr. Billy Graham about what you do need to live life to the fullest?