November 12, 2010
“Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life and is, in fact, a slave. A slave is a transient, who can’t come and go at will. The Son, though, has an established position, the run of the house. So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.” John 8:34-35 The Message
What does Jesus want for your life …?
He wants to set you free. God’s freedom is different from the world’s freedom. God sets you free to love and be loved .. to live your life through and through .. to know that Christ has broken the power of living a “dead-end life”. Your real freedom is in Christ. The freedom God gives you cannot be hidden. If you’ve been a wanderer you find freedom in finally being at home. If you have lived in your own strength, you find freedom in no longer having to hide your weaknesses. If you’ve lied to yourself and lived a lie, your freedom is found in the health of walking in the truth. God’s freedom was surrendered by Jesus. The freedom He offers you is found by letting go of all those things that you know you are holding onto. They don’t have to be big items or span generations. They are anything that is preventing you from knowing and trusting is His life today. And like All freedom .. it is found in Jesus .. and it only takes a moment …
“Oh, thank God — he’s so good! His love never runs out. All of you set free by God, tell the world! … Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live. .. Then. in your desperate condition, you called out to God. He got you out in the nick of time. He put your feet on a wonderful road, that took you straight to a good place to live. .. So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves. He poured great draughts of water down parched throats; the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.” Psalm 107:1-9 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Hungry — Starved — Lonely — and grace-draught filled friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org)