June 29, 2010

“And this is the real and eternal life: That they know you, The one and one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.” John 17:5 The Message

Living the Simple Life …?

One old Major spent his life infecting others with this life-changing truth: “You are to be a physical-visible-audible expression of the glory of Jesus Christ”. So .. it doesn’t matter what your day looks like … You’ve already been assigned a plan: physical –visible–audible evidence that Jesus Christ is alive .. in you! You don’t have to spend your day “trying” to run someone down and convince them or so that you can unload information. Those things may happen. You simply have to be you .. alive-in-Christ .. wherever you are going today .. whatever you are doing today .. and whoever you will cross paths. Jesus was uncompromisingly clear about our forever-lives: it is a living knowledge that God is true .. He is good .. the gospel is real .. it is life-changing .. and it is Life-lighted so you can live. We all-too-often live by our own efforts and forget how freely God is lighting the path for us to walk on today. It is all about His life … being alive in you … and living on the path of His life and Light guiding your steps. It really is a simple life but we confuse it by adding layers upon layers of wants whether they are warranted or not. The Life Jesus brings isn’t aimed at trying to fix you but for you to open your heart and mind and let Him move it. You’ll change but you’ll also begin to change the world you live in by letting this same Jesus reach the wounded and wandering lives that surround you everyday. But it starts with you … today. Are you reaching for Christ’s grasp of your life and His purposes? It only takes a moment ….

“Everything was created through him; nothing — not one thing! — came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.: John 1:3-5 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F Jesus-Gripped followers 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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