The Nothing that lasts forever …

January 6, 2012

“… nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 New Living Translation

Your life is worth .. “nothing”. And the secret behind that “nothing” is Christ lives in you. That means that “nothing” can separate you from God’s love in Christ. No matter what circumstances you are facing today .. No matter what decisions you are facing .. No matter what choices you are making today .. No matter what is in front of your life … “nothing” can separate you from God’s love. It is one of the greatest freedoms of living your life in Christ. It is also one of the hardest truths that you have to learn over and over because there are seemingly endless obstacles trying to defeat you from living with such assurance. Everything about your life is found in three words: Christ in you. His life covers everything in your life and leaves “nothing” in return. It is that “nothing” that enables you to learn to love the life that Jesus Christ is living in you. God knows us inside and out. He knows that we try to manage and measure how much He loves us by how well we are “doing” and by how much “effort” we are putting forth. And yet the Lord tells us on the front end of our lives that when Christ lives in you .. there is “nothing” that can separate you from the love of God. Our feelings may betray us. Our motives may betray us. But God has not determined how much He loves you by how much you are doing for Him or how well you are managing your life. The great secret: Jesus Christ loves you very much and you have the rest of your life to learn it by heart. It’s not a child’s saying or a simple formula. It is the undeniable .. unconquerable .. unbreakable truth about God’s love in your life. Whatever you are facing today or facing in the days ahead … “nothing” can separate you from the love of Christ. It only takes a moment …

“And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing in his glory.” Colossians 1:27 New Living Translation

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Openly Secret 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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