What God wants from you …?

February 19, 2013

“I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion., and I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.” Hosea 2:19-20 New American Standard

What can God do with a marriage torn apart by unfaithfulness .. broken trust .. rejected love? He calls a nation .. His Own People .. the whole world to turn back from ruin. He used a husband and wife torn apart by sin and humiliation to call you back from the places you have wandered .. the falsehoods you’ve believed .. the false-gods you’ve sought security .. and the One Love you’ve been afraid to let abundantly fill your life. God uses a marriage betrothal .. a holy union of His Faithfulness and your life .. as the image to bring you back. His promise is based on His righteousness .. His justice .. His lovingkindness .. His compassion .. and His faithfulness. Why ..? Because He wants you to know the truth that sets you free. He wants you to know the One who has exchanged His life for yours. He wants you to know that you are no longer a captive to sin. He wants you to know that in Christ you have been set free. You’ll never find this freedom outside of Jesus. No government can legislate it. No ruler can guarantee it. No leader has ever been born or will be born who has the power to give it … but Jesus. Is it that simple? No … there is nothing simple about sin and the rutted roads we’ve run to hide from being found. But this Jesus will walk through any city .. any neighborhood .. any country to find you and bring you home. He’ll pay the highest price. He’s already paid it. You are His betrothed. God wants you to know just how much you’re loved. He knows if you “really” know it, your life will radiate the truth of who He is! He knows what it takes for you to really learn about the promise of His love .. the promise of His Son .. and the Promise He will keep you forever. What God wants for you…? It only takes a moment …

“He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us — Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free.” 1 Timothy 2:4-5 The Message

Ken CHester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Holy Chased and Caught Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (KchesterP1@gmail.com)

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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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