It only takes a moment …

November 29, 2012

“Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationships between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing.” 2 Cor. 5:17-19 The Message

What if there is a life that is so real that everything about your life changes? The way you look at people begins to change. The way you love begins to change. The way you live your life begins to change. IT happens all at once .. in a moment .. and over the course of your life. What if Jesus is really who He says He is: The Messiah .. The Way life is to be lived .. The Truth of how life is lived .. and The Life you really were designed to live? What if there is a life that is so real that you can literally turn everything over in your life into His hands? Everything you’ve ever done is turned over. Everything you own or possess becomes His. Everything that you do becomes a way for Him to live His life through you. What if your fresh start begins today? You can see all the cracks and unfinished projects in your life but Christ sees you as whole. There are relationships you want to mend or forgive and Jesus says he’ll begin that work if you’ll just trust Him. During the day you find yourself creeping back into old thoughts or habits and just when you get ready to condemn yourself Jesus reaches across your heart and says: “Relax .. I’ve taken care of that already”. What if this Jesus really means it when He says His life is the only perfect sacrifice for your entire life’s biography? What if there is a life so real that your daily pattern of living begins serving others in the world you live in? You don’t have to force yourself. You don’t have to have answers. What if there really is this Life called Jesus who is making a fresh start .. a clean slate .. and a whole person in you today? IT is what He wants more than anything for you today. …. and it only takes a moment …

“It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people.” Hebrews 10:14 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Imperfect Perfections 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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