In John 10:10, Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

The thief (Satan) comes to take and to damage thereby; that’s Satan’s pattern. Jesus comes to give and repair; that’s Jesus’ pattern. Think about that.

I want to remind you today simply that Jesus is not asking you to give Him your heart—He has given you His. Jesus is not asking you to give Him your life—He has given you His. That’s the pattern.

The rest of your days will be about exploring how good He is for you so He can do and give and repair more and more for you. That’s life by Jesus. You enjoy life that comes from Him, right? And He loves giving and repairing. That’s what He’s like. That’s the pattern, and that’s what you’re set up for.

If you’ve been hearing or giving yourself to a contrary pattern, no matter where it comes from, no matter how you hear it, there will be no life in it, and consequently, there will be no repair. It’s not for you. It’s not from Jesus. One pattern is from this world—take and damage. The other is from Jesus—give and repair. That’s Him.

Catch the pattern. It will help you.

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