Seeing the unseen … clearly

September 28, 2011

“We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created.” Colossians 1:15 The Message

How do you start your day? What do you look at “first thing” as the day begins. Who do you “look at”? The Bible states a “first thing”: When you look at Jesus, you are seeing what God is like. You are seeing how he lived. You are seeing how he loved others. You are seeing how much God cares about your life. You see a Son who rescues you out of darkness. You see a Son who is reconciling all the parts of your life. And you are seeing a Son who leads you truthfully into your God-created original purpose. Our struggles to see more often than not begin when we try to see life without Jesus. It just doesn’t make sense .. no matter how many times we try to fit all the pieces together to make it work. God designed you to seek after Him. He wants you to find Him. He wants you to see. And Jesus seems to have a specialty about opening blind eyes and giving sight to those whose eyes are wide open but they can’t see. He loves to be your “first thing” in the morning. The Lord isn’t going to force you or abandon you if you don’t make Him first. He just knows this empty grave secret: you’ll see better .. you’ll love your life better .. and you’ll love others with a greater freedom because you’ve made the Son the “first thing” of your life and day. It only takes a moment …

“Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him.” Acts 17:26 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Grace-Seeing 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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