Jesus promises Life abundant.
David testifies of a “large place”(2Sam. 22.21)
The book of Job declares a “broad place”(Job 36.16)
Our generation speaks of “quality of life” to distinguish between a life of sufficiency and a life of mere existence.
Quality of life diminishes when
we have less health,
or material provision,
The spiritual realm is much more important than the natural realm and yet
it is easy to ignore the quality of this life.
It is easy to settle in a “small place.”
Maybe it is clearer in the book of Job … “a strait place” - a place of limitations where the horizons of life are obscured and the purposes of life are thwarted.
God is infinite, and God calls us to a place which He has prepared for us to live in,
just as surely as he prepared a garden for Adam.
It is a place where all expands, starting with the basic functions - our spiritual Seeing, Hearing and Feeling.
It is a place where from a heart “strangely warmed” Life springs forth and conquers.
Israel dug for themselves broken cisterns which could hold no water, and left the living waters of the Fountain. (Jer. 2.13)
It is so easy to do.
But it is easy also to come to the fountain and drink of its all-sufficient abundance.