October 29, 2009
“We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun.” Romans 8:..29-30 The Message
The Cross of Nothing …?
He used a Cross because nothing else would work. He used a Cross because nothing else could restore your original and intended shape. He used a Cross because nothing will ever be able to come between you and God’s love again. Nothing …! Do you really know in the depths of your heart … your life … your everyday world how free you are to love God with nothing in between? Jesus embraced every spot in you .. every contaminated thought in you .. everything unthinkable about you .. every force or influence that would destroy you .. with his whole life .. so that you would discover God’s intended shape of your life in Christ. So .. as you begin this day .. you can begin with this unconquerable promise .. Nothing can come between God’s love and you today. Nothing! That covers every step you will take .. every thought .. every action .. everything. You don’t have to hang on to anything that would get in the way of the life Jesus is living in you. It only takes a moment …
“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing — nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable — absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.” Romans 8:39 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to the Nothing-Fellowship of Christ Followers and friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org)