Faultless designs ..

June 13, 2013

“Why, when I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him.” Galatians 1:16 The Message

What if God has been patiently working upon your life since you were in your mother’s womb? There hasn’t been a day lost in His design of your life. What you might see as detours and dead-ends, God simply sees another day where His grace is revealing the life of His Son in your life. God hasn’t wasted one day of your life. The words that describe the life of Jesus in you are: extravagant .. lavish .. generous .. and an absolutely-unconditional-gift-of-grace. Everyone you know who shares in this life in Christ shares this “calling” to share this LIFE with others. God has actually authorized you to generously share the gift of His life. This may explain why so often Christ-followers feel “flat” .. “dry” .. “life-less” .. and even “purpose-less”. They aren’t sharing “this” life that they received in Christ. The world you live in endlessly tries to distract and discourage you from living a life of obedient trust in Christ. Because if you are living a life of trust-in-Christ, you discover that every day holds moments and opportunities to pass along the gift of knowing Christ. Your life actually expands. The world would make you think that living such a life is narrow .. uncaring .. and insensitive. But it is actually the opposite. You become more caring .. more sensitive .. and more creative in giving away the love of Jesus. The very life you received becomes the very life you generously give away. And through it all, God is working out the original design of His Son in you. You have a life to give away today. How…? It only takes a moment …

“Through him we received bother the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ!” Romans 1:5-6 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Womb-called and Son-sent 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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