What song are you singing …?

August 9, 2011

“O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him. The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.” Psalm 98:1-3 New American Standard

Do you know what Grace begins to do inside of you? You begin to let go of all those things that the world regards as strongholds .. fortresses .. and treasure. Those “bragging-posts” are found all over the world. And yet .. God has written a New-Song into your life that was birthed in a barn .. formed around an invitation: “Follow Me” .. turned into faith on a Cross and an empty grave .. multiplied beyond measure through the Holy Spirit .. and made fresh each day as you remember His lovingkindness and faithfulness. You don’t have to look to far to see “wonderful things” that He has done. You are one of the Father’s wonderful things! What does God delight in everyday? He loves it when you spend your day walking with Him. He loves it when you invite Him into your day. He loves it when you find a new song in your heart whether you have much or little. He loves it when you find your confidence in Him and not yourself. He loves it when you let go .. of all those “things” you think are holding you together. He loves it when you become the living trademark of His grace! And the new song you’ll sing? It’ll make you laugh .. make you cry .. give you an unspeakable joy .. fill you with incomprehensible peace .. and lead you to Jesus. Jesus turns the “wise” into gracious worshippers. He turns the “heroes” into grace-filled servants. He turns the rich into rivers of salvation gift-givers. This new song of Jesus is contagious. Is there room for a New Song in your heart? He’ll even help you clear out the clutter. And it only takes a moment …

“God’s Message: Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom. Don’t let the heroes brag of their exploits. Don’t let the rich brag of their riches. If you brag, brag of this and this only: That you understand and know me. I’m God, and I act in loyal love. I do what’s right and set things right and fair, and delight in those who do the same things. These are my trademarks.” God’s decree.” Jeremiah 29:23-24 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Wise-Hero-Rich 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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