February 25, 2014

The Abundant Life {Printable}

Every year I'm a month (or five) behind the "word of the year" bandwagon.  I didn't post my word of the year until May (yes, you read that right) last year.  So, despite my tardiness I'm way ahead of last year's schedule.


The Abundant Life {Free Printable} from Blissful Roots


I've read several things about living the abundant life lately, and I've decided that's my goal for this year (and every year hereafter).  I want an abundant life, and that's far from what it may appear to be at first glance.

Here's a portion of one of the talks I read entitled 'The Abundant Life' from Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.  He says,

...the abundant life does not come to us packaged and ready-made. It’s not something we can order and expect to find delivered with the afternoon mail. It does not come without hardship or sorrow.
It comes through faith, hope, and charity. And it comes to those who, in spite of hardship and sorrow, understand the words of one writer who said, “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
The abundant life isn’t something we arrive at. Rather, it is a magnificent journey that began long, long ages ago and will never, never end.
-Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin
You can click here to read his entire message (and might I suggest you do, such a good read!).

When I looked up the definition of abundant I found words like: 
Lavish
Huge
Rich
Large

but I also found words like:
 Ample
Great
Overflowing
Generous

I tend to relate my abundant life to the latter list.   I think the reason I love the phrase ,"the abundant life" so much is because that's what I want to provide for others, and in turn my life will be abundant as well.  I want to make our home life (for my husband and boys) abundant.  I want to do simple acts of service for others that will bring a hint of abundance into their lives.  I want to enjoy abundance 365 days of the year, regardless of my circumstances.  And I believe that is possible!

What would/does your abundant life look like?

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found a little something worth your time.

UPDATE
Unfortunatley, allowing you to print this printable by Rhonna's App is in violation of the EULA.  You can use my image as a guide to create your own.  Sorry!

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