June 26, 2012

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God …” Mark 1:1 New American Standard

Your life is to be a daily gospel of Jesus Christ. And inside that gospel is real hope .. real joy .. real peace .. and the very real life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit. His name means “God saves”. God doesn’t play games when it comes to your life. He wanted you to know exactly who He is inside the gospel for your life. He is Christ .. the Anointed One .. the Messiah .. the Sin-Conquering King. The battles you’ve faced everyday and could never defeat or remove … Christ has defeated all of them. And just as there was a beginning, there is His indwelling presence to fill your life today .. present tense. The life He is filling you with is real hope .. real joy .. real peace .. and real believing. Without His Spirit it is impossible. The everyday demands of this life .. the broken things of your life .. and the seemingly un-fixable things of this world will conspire to steal your hope .. your joy .. your peace .. and even your faith. (if that were possible) Standing in the center of your heart and life is the Son of God. This is the indwelling life you have in you: “God-saves .. Messiah-King .. God-incarnate” gospelling in your entire life. He reigns over your past. He reigns over your today. He will reign forever over your delivered-redeemed-called-raised-up life. Not everyday fills filled up with hope. There are drudgery moments .. draining moments .. and defeated moments. They are real but they are not you. They are just part of living a gospel-life in gospel-starved world. That’s why you’re so important in God’s plans. Your life is way for the gospel of Jesus Christ to be made real and known today. That’s why you need to take a moment and let His Spirit .. life-giving .. and love-filling fill up your life for today. He is a brimming over God. There are no dry places that He cannot reach. It only takes a moment …

“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope.” Romans 15:13 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F Gospel Filled Followers of Jesus and friends of Jesus Christ .. Messiah .. Son of God 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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