July 12, 2012
“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message
God hasn’t called you to a life you cannot live. He’s called you into a life that He will live in you. And the One .. this Jesus is generous “inside and out”. That’s what a holy life looks like. There is a new life in you that just reveals the greatness and grace-ness of God’s love for you. Sure .. there are places in you that you can’t believe God would call holy. But remember … He sees your new life in Christ. He’s not looking at the old parts and trying to piece together this part or that part. The work God is doing in you today is nothing less than completely “true from start to finish”. The life that Jesus brought to earth was generous and true and it is the same life He will live in you and wants to live through you. He’ll work in the deepest places of your mind .. the most damaged and abandoned places of your heart .. and all because He has promised to clear the air and free you from all the sin-rusted chains that held you for so long. So .. He moved into your neighborhood .. right next door .. just down the street .. and in your heart. Who is going to be in the center of your life today? It only takes a moment ….
“A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated life-time of brutal tyranny as the hands of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F Holy Neighbors following Jesus and friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org)