Health and Wholeness: Two of God’s Specialties

December 29, 2011

“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9 New American Standard

You are part of a people known as Yahweh’s Promise. He picked you .. He chose you .. He found you .. He heard you .. and He promised you a life unattainable and unavailable without Him. The world around you has been collapsing for a long time. But God made a promise to anyone who loved Him with all their heart and everything about their lives. He keeps his promises even while you resist and even try to charge Him with breaking His promises. He keeps His promises even when you are living as if the Lord isn’t your first priority. He could have made it so complicated to weed out the weak and feeble. But one of His greatest gifts to us today as it was to Joshua was this gift of finding health and wholeness in His Word. It’s not always convenient and sometimes leave you scratching your head as to how it applies to your immediate moment. But it does. It’s God’s daily reminder for us to set out hearts and minds on His way. The Christian life is not about walking in His steps … it’s about Jesus, resurrected to new life .. now walking in your steps. It’s His life that disrupts our daily schedules and subtle but sometimes so controlling plans we want for ourselves. But you have to love His promise: No matter how far away you end up … God is coming after you to bring you back. No matter how far your children end up … God has promised to go after them. He’s even going to “cut away” the calluses that you acquire trying to live life on your own. But what if you lived today in the knowledge that Lord your God was with you wherever you go…? It’s His promise … and it only takes a moment …

“No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. … God, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children’s heart, freeing you to love God, your God, with your whole heart and soul, and live, really live.” Deut. 30:4,6 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to God Promised Ones following Jesus and friends of Priority One (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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