August 12 — August 31, 2010

“He remembered to love us, a bonus .. To his dear family, Israel — indefatigable love. ” Psalm 98:3

God remembers …?

On top of everything God has done for us … He throws in a bonus .. “He remembered to love us”. As if God needed to remind himself at the core of who He is and the core of what we desperately need and long for? By now “You” Grippers have figured out that I love this word “indefatigable” ! I love it because it reminds me to remember that nothing in my life or your life will ever wear out the deep truth-based .. grace-nailed .. running-down-the-road love The Father has for us. And Jesus has loved each of us at the very places of fatigue and repeated failures to make ourselves good enough .. smart enough .. or just plain needy enough to be noticed by God. In order to really love us .. He went to the most loveless places in our hearts and loved us even further by becoming everything in you and me that not only refused to be loved by God but even resisted and rebelled from being loved so freely and and completely. I love that God remembers His indefatigable love .. and it is my everyday .. for every moment prayer that His life would fill you to to overflowing with indefatigable love. I began writing Grace-Gripped five years ago this month. It was first written under First Love but became GG shortly after. It has always been written from a “living in Christ” today journey of following Jesus and even more letting Jesus walk into any room in my heart. I will be taking a two week break from Grace-Gripped while Carolyn and I spend two weeks around the North Shore of Boston, MA. We will see a few friends but mainly we are going to let the Father .. the Son .. and the Spirit (the perfect relationship) drench us in His Indefatigable Love. We are so thankful for this opportunity to live by the shore for this “moment” of time. So .. I may write a Grip or two .. but mainly I’m just gripping Carolyn’s hand .. but not while we’re enjoying Bob’s Clam Hut. May the peace of Jesus .. His whole-making indefatigable love wash over and over you and saturate you inside and out. grace on .. Ken

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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