Defining a Super Abundant Life
by Anita Agers-Brooks
While researching for my book, Exceedingly: Spiritual Strategies for Living on Purpose, with Purpose, and for an Abundant Purpose, I ran across a fascinating word definition. In John 10:10, Jesus said He came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Abundantly in this passage comes from the original Greek, perissos, meaning excess and exceeding of expectations. This is the life most people hunger for and chase. But there’s another passage with an even greater promise we can count on.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think . . .” (NKJV, emphasis mine). In this Scripture, exceedingly abundantly is derived from huperekperissou. What does that long, complicated word huperekperissou mean?
“Superabundantly!” According to God’s Word, we are promised superabundance.
Many mistake abundance as meaning a flush with funds or plump with possessions existence, but there’s a richness in life many people miss. And multiple studies prove that money doesn’t truly satisfy. So, what is the answer to living a superabundant life?
In reality, there’s another biblical Scripture that shows us the way to deeper contentment and a greater sense of wholeness—providing what worldly wealth cannot buy. Galatians 5:22-23 tells us that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (NIV).
Every day, we get the choice to decide for ourselves what we treasure most. We can ask God to infuse us with His Spirit and show us how to experience the fullness of blessings only He can provide. This is the way to unlock a superabundant life—and this is a promise worth standing on.
What have you chased and hungered after, only to be left dissatisfied?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a business/life coach, international speaker, and award-winning author, inspiring people to make fresh starts with fresh faith. Her new book is Exceedingly: Spiritual Strategies for Living on Purpose, with Purpose, and for an Abundant Purpose.
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