September 19, 2008

“The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward (real hope) to sharing in God’s glory. It is that simple.” Colossians 1:27 The Message

Christ is in you …

It is that simple: When Jesus lives freely in your life .. every day … week … month … and year  becomes part of his completely free and freely completing grace. He really is working through your life … your personality … your gifts … your strengths … your weaknesses … your struggles … your triumphs … your heartaches … your joys … your dreams … your disappointments … your highs and lows. Everything connected to your life becomes part of His life lived in you. When Christ is the center of your life … your life is at the center of everything He is doing in you. It is a relationship that is deeply grace-filled … freely grace-giving … and fully grace-sharing. Yes .. your life reveals the most intimate mystery on earth: Christ lives freely and fully in you. It is an irresistible truth that reaches into every corner of the world you live in today. It only takes a moment to accept his irresistible grace and freely begin living a Christ-honoring life.

 “If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.” 2 Thessalonians 1:12 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (


About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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