I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).
I have learned how to be content with whatever I have […] I have learned the secret of living in every situation (Philippians 4:11-12; NLT).
Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NLT).
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).
Living to the full
Doesn’t mean celebrity,
Or getting what we want,
Or having fun.
It means experiencing
Each present moment vividly,
And thanking you in every situation,
Good or bad.
For this is how we grow
In wisdom, in acceptance,
And maturity –
Becoming more and more like you.