January 30, 2009

“Jerusalem will be told: “Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair. Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.” Zephaniah 3:16-17 The Message

Where do you find Grace…?

Where are you afraid? … Where have you given up? … Where are you filled with anxiety? God is still speaking today. He speaks into all the areas of your life that cripple you … that leave you unseeing … that try to fill you with condemnation. Jesus is that Warrior who fights for you … who heals you … who cleans out your life. The grace of God announces that you don’t have to be afraid .. of your past … of today … or of tomorrow. The Father not only welcomes you back home … He turns your old “thieves hangout” into a place where He dwells. He turns your heart into a place of love. He turns despair into songs of delight. That’s right… God is crazy about you. And His grace will find you in your darkest prisons … your deepest despair … and your drowning loneliness. He’ll calm you with his love… It is who Jesus is and it only takes a moment to find His grace for you today … 

“He quoted this text: ‘My house was designated a house of prayer; You have made it a hangout for thieves.’ Now there was room for the blind and crippled to get in. They came to Jesus and he healed them.” Matt. 21:13-14 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Houses of Prayer belonging to Jesus and friends of Priority One (ken@priorityone.org)

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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