The labels are on the inside …

July 15, 2013

“This time I’m writing out the plan in them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I’ll be their God, they’ll be my people. They won’t go to school to learn about me, or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons.” Hebrews 8:10-11 The Message

Your heart has been lined with God’s plan. Your new life is not like your old life. You belong to the One who calls you “my people”. That means you will never slip from His grip. That means He will never walk out on you. That means He will never give up on you. The world you live in wants easy lessons to make life work. The life you’ve been forgiven is a “forever wiped clean” life. Jesus knows exactly where to find the little, the big, the small, and the great. He found you .. He called you … He saved you. You’ve been kindly forgiven .. not partially forgiven .. not sort of forgiven .. not conditionally forgiven .. not almost forgiven .. not reluctantly forgiven. You’ve been absolutely .. completely .. cross-claimed .. grave emptied .. grace dancing .. forgiven in Christ. This is what a follower of Jesus knows .. believes .. trusts in .. and abides in firsthand. There is no secondhand faith. Your life is clean-slated and grace-lined .. learning how to love the life that Jesus is living in you today. The labels are on the inside. It only takes a moment …

“They’ll all get to know me firsthand, the little and the big, the small and the great. They’ll get to know me by being kindly forgiven, with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.” Hebrews 8:11-12 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Firsthand Followers of Jesus and friends of Priority One (

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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