Dressed for the day …?

July 10, 2012

“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 New American Standard

You’re life is part ancient and ageless. You’re connected to desert wanderers .. shepherding warriors .. and redeemed exiles. God is your salvation. What He has done in you is make you something you could never do for yourself: make you a new person by His saving love. His love is so great that it drives out and consumes fear. His love for you is so great that He’s promised to be your strength today. His saving love makes a song out of all of the broken chords in your heart. When you don’t think you have anything to give .. you have His strength. When you’re not sure of the way forward .. the Lord has promised to lead you. Where will you place your trust today? Is there time to pray: “God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid.”? It’s easy to be lured into thinking that God’s salvation is something far off or after you’ve finished your plan for living. It’s not .. it’s today .. it’s now. The day-to-day obligations will consume everything in you if you let them. Is there time in you to pray: “God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.”? When you say ‘God is my salvation’ you’re saying that your life matters and everything and everyone around you matters today because of Christ. Is there time to pray: “God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.”? It only takes a moment …

“But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-to-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. … Dress yourself in Christ, and be up and about!” Romans 13:11-14 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Ancient Ageless Followers of Jesus 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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