You were worth it….

February 26, 2013

Isaiah 43:3-4 “I paid a huge price for you; all of Egypt and rich Cush and Seba thrown in. That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.” The Message

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day pressures and forget about what you are worth to God. Jesus said that the worries of this life and the deceptive drive to succeed or make our own security rob and delude us from trusting God. Our lives actually shrink when we assume control of living on our terms. God bought you when your life wasn’t worth all that much. It doesn’t matter to God how much or how little you may have. It’s you that God wanted. Jesus traded his life for yours. He didn’t sacrifice his life in order to make you feel guilty. He did it for exactly the opposite. He did it because he loved you that much? When you really begin to believe that your life was worth this much … your life will change. You won’t live as if you are an orphan. You won’t live as if your life was nothing. You won’t live an un-loved life. Why…? Because when Christ takes up residence in your life, He begins going room by room renovating .. restoring .. and renewing every area of your life. You won’t stay the same as before. It’s easy to get caught up into today’s demands and let the world tell you what is valuable. Jesus offers you an immeasurable gift for living your life today as belonging to Him. It’s a gift he loved trading for… His life for yours … Your life available for Him. He thinks you are worth it! … it only takes a moment …

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Cross-Traded Treasures joined to 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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