July 30, 2008
“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep spirited friends.” Philippians 2:1-2 The Message
What difference does Christ make in your life…?
You are not the same person you were before. The difference is his life and not yours trying harder to be different. Your life: going to work — walking around life is all that you can offer him. There isn’t anything less because his life is always “how much more” of what his love and Spirit will do in your life. You will never find God’s love apart from or disconnected from Jesus. He has created you for community and deep-spirited friendships. Jesus is life-changing … life-following … life-trusting … life-abiding … in every area of your life. It only takes a moment to offer Him your life … your today life … your everyday life … your right now life. It really is all that you have and all that he wants …
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering…” Romans 12:1 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to the Spirit formed community called Christ Followers and friends of Priority One (P1F.org)