You are His prize…

January 19, 2012

“In Him we were also made His inheritance …” Ephesians 1:11 Holman Christian Standard

It’s true .. you are Christ’s inheritance. Everything that He has ever done or created and He choses you as His inheritance. We are reminded during difficult times that we have an inheritance beyond our wildest imaginations and yet we forget that “we” are Christ’s inheritance. Your life is a daily and sometimes very public display that the grace of God is “guaranteed to last”. It doesn’t mean you’re perfect. You might even wonder what it is that the Lord sees in you worth any kind of inheritance. He sees your life .. ransomed .. paid up .. “never-out-of date .. never obsolete and rustproof”. What Jesus sees in you is a life being made honest and true and that is invaluable in God’s eyes. So He takes all the time he needs to work this treasure into your life. We’re used to instant and sudden changes and it is frustrating when the Lord seems to be deliberate and determined in shaping your life according to his plans. Christ looks at your life and declares .. celebrates .. and remembers what it took to change you from being unworthy to being of immeasurable worth. That in itself should be enough but it takes even more. He guarantees His work in you and seals you with His Holy Spirit who is continually reminding you that your life is to bring glory and honor to Jesus. We are to be a singularly focused family belonging to Christ and his purposes. His life alone in the center of all that we are or possess reveals how we are living: for Christ or ourselves hoping to be blessed for our efforts. Sometimes the line between the two is hardly distinguishable. You need his help everyday. He is indeed “never out of date” in an almost always out of date world trying to convince you to set your own course and seek your own path. When Jesus looks at your life today he sees his inheritance and he knows you were and are worth every cross-raised and grave-emptying moment. What’s on your schedule today? It only takes a moment to check on Christ’s schedule in you …

“He remembered to keep his ancient promise. He proved to his people that he could do what he said: Hand them the nations on a platter — a gift! He manufactures truth and justice; All his products are guaranteed to last — Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof. All that he makes and does is honest and true. He paid the ransom for his people, He ordered his Covenant kept forever.” Psalm 111:5-9 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Unbelievable Inheritances 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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