July 28, 2008
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.” Matt. 5:8 The Message
What world will you live out of today …?
You were born in an outside world. That world is falling apart. That world cannot make your heart new … cannot renew your mind … cannot see what God is doing on the inside. But the Grace-Giving One does see your inside world. He sees your struggles … fears … dreams … strengths … weaknesses … every moment of your life. Jesus says that you’re blessed when your mind and heart world (your real inside world) is put right. You can’t do that on your own. He is the One who gives you new life in your inside world. He is the One who leads you truthfully through the broken world that “we” live in everyday. He is the One who gives unfolding grace for everything you are facing today. If you want to give up … give up the right to yourself today. If you are falling apart on the inside … then fall into the whole life that is yours in Christ. It only takes a moment to trust all … to receive all … to believe all that Jesus Christ will do in your life and inside world today … where God is making new life.
“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 2 Cor.4:16 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Inside/Out Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (P1F.org)