Unstoppable Disruption

December 1, 2011

“They hit me when I was down, but God stuck up for me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved –surprised to be loved! God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him.” Ps. 18:19-20 The Message

There was no other way for Jesus to approach you: He rode a donkey and not a warhorse. A donkey isn’t very threatening. He’s cleared out all the obstacles that have choked and cluttered your heart and life so you could be loved by Him. (Every time that God has spoken directly to his people they listened long enough to turn back to their old ways. But that has never stopped the Lord from pursuing you over and over again.) And finally .. He approached you unprotected .. unarmed .. and unguarded as a Son .. an heir of something so great our “first” response was to kill him. And yet … this same Jesus keeps coming .. and keeps standing beside you .. and keeps offering you His life so that you can truly live the life you long to live. God told Amos(4:6-) to remind us that when God warned us (our Israel family) or stepped in to help we ignored Him. But He still kept calling us to return to Him. Because that is Who He is. Peter reminds us (2Pe.3:17) to “be on our guard” in this terminally disrupted world and to focus on growing in grace and knowledge of our Master and Savior Jesus. He’s not trying to make us religious. He calling us to put our daily lives in the hands of this Unstoppable Disruptor who keeps coming back to claim His own. Jesus is the One who takes all the pieces of your life and makes them complete in His life. Being on your guard is not about fear .. but trust. And in that trust you surprisingly discover again how greatly loved your really are .. today. It only takes a moment …

“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it … and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves .. to receive his produce. … But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come let us kill him and seize his inheritance.” Mt. 21:33-46

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Constantly Surprised Followers of the Disrupting Heir 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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