… living in me. (3)

January 18, 2012

“I have been crucified with Christ; and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Holman Christian Standard Bible

The secret of the Christian life is: “learning to love the Life that Christ is living in me”. In you: Christ is living the same life he lived 2000 years ago. In you: Christ is living the same life that raised him from the dead. In you: Jesus is living his risen life. Jesus said he could only do what he saw his Father doing. And Jesus prayed that you would have the same life that he had with his Father. He hasn’t left you to try to figure out how to live the Christ-filled life. He is your life and He has promised to never forsake you. There are any number of situations or circumstances when you may feel alone .. abandoned .. and alienated. His great gift to you is that you no longer have to live out of your own strength. Christ is your strength. We are pressured in this fallen and flawed world to trust ourselves and ask God’s help when we’ve exhausted our own resources. It is a lie! Jesus has promised to abide in you .. make His home in you .. and complete in you the work He finished on the Cross. And there is so much more. His forgiveness is absolute. His grace is life-changing .. and His Life is your shield .. your hope .. your restoring love .. your indwelling joy .. your any-moment help .. your truth-filled light .. your overcoming grace .. your Name above all names and greater than all temptations .. your true desire .. your true home .. your true life .. and All that you need and hope for today and forever. There are “false lords” but there is only One who loved you and gave His life for you. None can stand up against the light of His grace and truth. None can offer you a “fresh start and a clean slate”. None can bring you out of darkness and transform your life into unceasing praise. But this Jesus is the One who lives in you by faith and makes your life worth living. He only takes a moment …

“I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He is doing, and He will show Him greater works than these so that you will be amazed.” John 5:19-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Alive-in-Christ Ones 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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