You are worth who you follow …

September 16, 2011

“I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.” Isaiah 43:4 The Message

A follower of Jesus .. a believer .. a disciple .. sinner turned saint .. saved .. Kingdom citizen .. grace-adopted son or daughter of the Father .. identified through the Cross .. made alive through the Resurrection .. living in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is “worth” a lot. How much? A. W. Tozer described it this way: “A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen, talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order to be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up, is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest, and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passeth knowledge.” And your life today … it only takes a moment …

“I have made your very being known to them — Who you are and what you do — And continue to make it known. So that your love for me might be in them exactly as I am in them.” John 17:26 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Worth-Telling-Another Follower of Jesus and friend of Priority One (ken@priorityone.org)

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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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