God is …

June 29, 2011

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

“God is the Lord”: that means you are his unique possession. He has promised to provide for you .. protect you .. prosper you .. and fill your life with purpose and peace. Is there any nation on earth that singularly and in unity declares such a faith. It begins with you. Your choice of whether you are going to trust this God sets the course of your faith. A.W. Tozer spent his life pursuing God. His graveside reads: A.W. Tozer: A Man of God. One of Tozer’s faith markers was this: “At the root of every problem in the Christian life is a misunderstanding of who God is.” It is so easy to drift off course because you begin to think that God is something He is not. It affects your relationships .. your image of yourself .. and your image of everybody you come in contact with during a day. “Blessed is the nation”: a nation of God-trusters crosses every barrier of faith .. of political lines .. of social layers .. and every layer of business and sports. If you are God-truster you’ve staked your life to the nail-scarred hands of Jesus. The scars on His feet mean there isn’t a place He wouldn’t come to find you .. or provide a refuge for your healing and refilling of hope. Jesus always starts with the smallest and least place where you think He would want to meet you. Why there? It’s not because He wants you to feel insignificant but because He wants you to know what great value He sees in you. God is … so much more than you think .. and so much more than you feel. But it begins with this moment .. And it only takes a moment …

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:11 New American Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to God-Trusting followers of 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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