The Exact Specifications of His Plan ….

“This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Ephesians 3:11 New Living Translation

Your life is part of God’s secret plan .. that’s right. Your life is part of God’s plan to show the world the reality of His Son’s life. The world you live in tries tirelessly to misrepresent who Jesus is and what he has done. They try to dilute the full implications of God entering this world with the same 206 pieces of calcium that frames your life. They water down the message of the Cross and if that doesn’t work, they try to paint His life as an equal among other spiritual pilgrims. The very name “Christ Jesus our Lord” makes an exclusive claim upon your life that can never be taken away. As Lord, his power extends not only over your life but abiding in your life. You don’t have to earn the right to be called his son or daughter. You ARE His son and daughter through faith in Jesus Christ. You have all the freedom as his son and daughter to wildly run into His presence .. calling out .. crying out .. asking with great intensity and grace-filled trust whatever is on your heart. It is or can be overwhelming to realize that your life is part of His plan to show the world that Jesus Christ is alive. It can be unnerving to realize that there isn’t a scorecard to fill out today about how well you did .. if you failed .. if you succeeded .. if you kept all the rules. “Did you love Me today?” “Did you love others because of Me today”? “Did you make room for the love I have for you through others today?” “Did you make room in your heart for you and I to simply have a conversation about your life today?” Sometimes we are just like that water-walking fisherman Peter and Jesus simply asks: “Do you love Me?” That can start a lot of things in motion in our lives. If you are walking with Jesus you are part of His plan. And without Him, all plans lead to more loneliness and less and less love that points unreservedly and unashamedly to God. His plan in your life is Jesus Christ. And He only takes a moment …

“In Him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” Ephesians 3:12 New International

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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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2 Responses to The Exact Specifications of His Plan ….

  1. Shelly says:

    Amen! We are part of God’s plan. He wants us to rely on Him and turn to Him so we can be empowered to live the lives He created us to live. When we do, others see Christ in us. Blessings!

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