Finding your way home …

July 13, 2012

“There will be a highway called the Holy Road. No one rude or rebellious is permitted on this road. It’s for God’s people exclusively— impossible to get lost on this road. Not even fools can get lost on it. No lions on this road, no dangerous wild animals— Nothing and no one dangerous or threatening. Only the redeemed will walk on it. The people God has ransomed will come back on this road. They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion, unfading halos of joy encircling their heads, Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night.” Isaiah 35:8-10 The Message

It is an incredible road created just for your life. It’s called a Holy Road because the “redeemed’ walk on it. It’s a Holy Road because you find unspeakable joy consuming every corner of your life. You don’t have to work for it. You can’t earn it. You can’t even buy it. It’s an incredible road designed for a holy people just like you. Those blemishes and flaws you see … gone. It’s an incredible road for a chosen people like you. When you look down the road you see the signs: “Enter all who desire”. When you look back you see the other sign: “Chosen before all creation”. It’s an incredible road made even more incredible by the simple invitation of “Follow Me”! Jesus never tires saying those words into your heart. He knows there are a lot of distractions and side roads along the way. But This Road is unlike any other road you’ll ever see. You can’t get lost on it. You find yourself singing a song you’ve had in your heart your whole life. All of your sorrows .. sighs .. anxieties .. and life-stealing fears evaporate on this road. You don’t have to wait until some day to hear God tell you that you are “a holy people .. chosen to be for his own possession”. Jesus will make those words as real in you as the breath that you breathe. It’s an incredible road. And you’re made to walk on this road in Christ. It only takes a moment …

“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deut. 7:6 New American Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Holy Hitchhikers 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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