Truth-Gripping Disruption

December 19, 2011

“We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. … He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.” Colossians 1:15/17 The Message
There is this life-disrupting truth that hounds you or holds you everyday: Jesus holds your life together. For some it is the greatest freedom they have ever experienced. To them it is like breathing fresh air and it doesn’t get old. For others it is a hounding fear that they are going to be found out .. uncovered .. and left unprotected if they don’t live life perfectly .. be good enough .. or get it right. And you … will you breathe the living truth of His grace today or will you try to live off of the mixed substances of this world? The gift: Jesus came so you could “recognize” the truth about God. Jesus didn’t come here to make your life better. He came so you would know true life! And if His life is “Real Life” then you’re being held together by something so powerful that makes everything about you part of His “right up to this moment” plan. At this very moment you are being held together by the God who cannot be seen but who gives sight to everyone who believes that this Jesus is True God and Real Life. And the truth is that this fact should slow down everything in your life .. even the “has to be done now” and the “deadlines to meet” .. and the “I’ve just got to get this finished and then I can rest”. Each one of those may be real and required in some form or fashion .. but that doesn’t mean they have to consume you. This same Jesus is the One who “reconciles all things” in your life . He’s able to do it because He is True and Real … and He gives you the freedom to find out and to be found: what a gift! …. And it only takes a moment …

“And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God — what a gift! –and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life….” 1 John 5:20-21 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to The Truth-Disrupted Followers following 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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