The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
A little gleaning of my own from this weekend after some thought, devotion, sharing, and communication:
If out of your life chaos protrudes and proliferates, you are not living out of a Christ-life; you're living in your sins, in the past, in control, and out of His will. If from your life emanates light, peace, calm, and rest, you're living in life apart from the thief who is ever trying to convince you of your own righteousness and your own self-doubt. That robber teaches that the past is the future, that walking away and shutting down communication is the answer; that you cannot deal; that you're not enough; that there is no hope.
Then Christ, from a cross says "You can because you're mine...make me yours."
May God bless you with peace and power today.