Inside and out…

September 19, 2012

“This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just the Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple.” Colossians 1:26-27 The Message

God’s secret is out in the open: the real life you have in Christ is Christ’s life in you. Your old life .. your former life .. is gone. Your new life is found in Christ. Can it be that simple? We usually run aground whe we find ourselves trying to live Christ’s life in “our” strength. The life Jesus has for you is so much more. It doesn’t matter what’s in your background. Every life in Christ receives all of His life. This is the secret you are called to live out in the open. It’s that simple. You don’t have to act differently or try to be someone you aren’t. You’ve turned your life over to Christ. He’s in control .. even over those places where you may feel out of control. “Christ is in me … so I will trust in His life today … for all that I am facing … and for everything I confront … I will place my life in His hands … in His control … for his purposes … in His perfect time.” And for this day … it only takes a moment …

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Christ Followers and friends of Priority One(

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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