Who we have at our side …

September 21, 2012

“So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call in the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. He’s the centerpiece of everything we believe, faithful in everything God gave him to do.” Hebrews 3:1-2 The Message

There is a call upon your life when you are a follower of Jesus. Your first call is to follow Jesus and walk in his steps. That can feel frustrating at times because his steps are often out of step with ours. In essence, he is teaching us .. training us .. and growing into his steps. That means his steps are found right alongside the side-trails in your life. What is strange about his grace is how Jesus remains faithful in our lives as we follow his call. Some find that call early. Some wrestle with a nagging sense that Jesus is drawing them in a direction they would not choose on their own. And there in lies the deep abiding love of Jesus: His call upon your life is for your whole life .. your whole heart .. and whole mind. That’s why He is so ready to help you live the life He longs to live through you. He’s been though all of the .. struggles .. battles .. loneliness and testing. He was faithful to God in everything. He’ll be your faithfulness if you make him the centerpiece. With God, he’s ready to give before you have even asked. Jesus knows the reality of your life .. what you have faced .. what you are facing … and what he longs to pour into your life. With Him … it only takes a moment …

“Now that we know what we have — Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God — let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through the weakness and testing, experienced it all — all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.” Hebrews 4:14-16 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to the Friends and Companions of the call 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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