Losing Control to the Lord who offers you Life …

January 11, 2012

“I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” John 6:35 New American Standard

Jesus says that if you come to Him you will not hunger. He knows that you hunger for meaning .. purpose .. and security in your life. Jesus could have offered you a formula or a method for attaining all that you hunger for … but instead He offers you His life. It is not surprising that there are so many alternatives to following Christ .. believing in Him .. and actually trusting Him to lead you when the path in front of you seems dark and uncertain. The temptation is always there to trust yourself first or as a backup in case the Lord doesn’t come through. He says He is the bread of Life and that can only mean “HE IS THE BREAD OF LIFE!. If He is anything less .. then He isn’t the Lord. And if He isn’t the Lord you will starve in this life because all of the “food” that’s offered to you cannot give you Life. What Jesus offers you is Life … not just bread to stay alive but Life .. to live unafraid in the Light of His indwelling life. What Jesus offers you is so much more than you can imagine. He offers you a Life that you can give to others because you begin to see people all around you starving and stumbling. And all you can do is offer them freely everything that has been freely offered to you. What are you hungering for? Does it lead to the One who offers you His life or is it leading you down a path that you have to control. Is the way in front you unclear? Jesus says so simply that if you are following Him … you will not walk in darkness. With Jesus … it only takes a moment …

“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12 New American Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Christ-Followers 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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