January 30, 2013

“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed….” Hebrews 12:2 The Message

How hard can it be to “keep” your eyes on Jesus? The pressures you face are real. Some of those pressures are internally driven by events past and present. some of those pressures are events outside of your control. They could be common or intensely personal. But the grace of God that has been poured into your life carries with it the gift of “fixing” your eyes on Jesus for today. It is amazing how internal and external struggles conspire to keep your eyes off of Jesus. He is truly the only One who knows precisely what you are facing in your life. In the midst of your life is the very real business of sharing the “night-and-day difference” that Christ has made in your life. Jesus has promised his help for every problem .. struggle .. sin .. temptation .. and challenge you are or will face in your life. His life is right there in front of your day. It doesn’t matter what you are facing today: constant demands or a period of confusion. Christ is right there for you to “fix” your eyes upon by faith and in trust. He won’t lose sight of your life for one moment .. even if you lose sight of Him. Where are you looking today? It only takes a moment…

“… To do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you — from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Peter 2:10 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Followers of Jesus

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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