Everything …?

October 25, 2011

“So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there wasted all his money in wild living.” Luke 15: 12-13 The New Living Translation

When Christ finds you he finds “everything” that has gone into your life and everything that has gone out of your life. He loves you enough to let you go into “distant lands” and He loves you enough to sell himself for “everything” that will bring you back. He knows what you’ve spent and what you become when you’ve become spent in your life. You can waste everything .. and you can become wasted trying to keep everything. Sometimes you have to waste everything to discover that your life is the “everything” that God really wants. You don’t have to waste everything to learn that .. but you begin to realize that gripping anything too tightly imprisons you from living out of Christ’s everything in you. You may think that God has let go of you from time to time. It is tempting to view circumstances and situations as God’s “taking His hands off”. He want you back whole and filled with everything that is yours in Christ. And His everything …? It only takes a moment …

“I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.” Isaiah 43:4 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Wasted .. Wild .. and Welcomed Followers of Jesus and friends 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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