December 24/25 2012
“For Jesus doesn’t change — yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.” Hebrews 13:8 The Message
What’s happened will never be overturned. Jesus .. totally himself .. has come for you. His life in you will change you. The Life he offers is totally yours. Christ has never and will never hold anything of himself back from you. He moves in .. makes his home .. and goes room by room making your life at home in Him. Who is He? “He’s generous inside and out. He’s true from start to finish.” Would you want him any other way. Some imagine a Jesus who withholds his love and grace and truth and compassion and power until he thinks you are ready. Some think “they” have to make their lives ready before He will move in. It’s all lies. Every life high or low receives the same Jesus who doesn’t change. He’s “always totally himself”. Isn’t that the thing inside of you that scares you at times or over the years. The idea of what others see in you. What if others saw the “total you”. God has and He’s arranged an exchange: Totally Himself for totally you. And He knows that the total parts of you will take time to be handed over, so He accepts your exchange by faith. You’ll find yourself giving Him this part .. this piece .. this section .. this undiscovered place you had hidden away or locked so deep until Jesus moved in. And now…? Now begins the great journey of learning to love the life that Christ wants to live in you. Now becomes the great centrality of Jesus Christ living his life through you. Now .. in Christ is your life home. The only gift you can offer Jesus this Christmas is everything. And the Only Gift he has for you is Everything of Who He Is. He comes wrapped in grace. And as you unwrap the gift of His Life you’ll discover something new happening all through your life. Whatever it is you want to give Jesus: … it only takes a moment.
“The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. …. Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Start-to-Finish Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org) MERRY CHRISTMAS; THE LORD HAS COME … AND WILL COME AGAIN!!