September 11, 2013

“His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.” Isaiah 9:6 The Message

In the midst of the biggest messes of your life .. a record of all wrongs .. a stubborn resistance to change your ways .. hedging your bets on which gods would prevail .. and comforting yourself with false-comforters and false-promisers …. GOD makes an announcement. He’s stepping into your life .. into your world .. and into every broken, bruised, and barren space inside of you. What will He do? What will see? What will happen to you when this Amazing Counselor walks the halls of your heart? Will this Strong God fight against the enemies and strongholds that wage battles in you? Will this Father be at your side at your most desperate hour? Will you trust that this Prince will spend everything that He is and has for your wholeness? This is the life that Jesus means for you to live. And it begins inside of you. He doesn’t change and never will … but you will. You will change .. inside out .. fears transformed into freedom .. desert places in your life changed with His life-giving Spirit. Jesus changes lives. He doesn’t just help you face life. He changes you moment by moment .. through interruptions .. drudgery .. pain .. struggles .. conflicts .. and everyday pressures of living in a fallen world. And yet the this life-changing announcement happened 2700 years ago. He washes feet .. He forgives .. He restores .. He invites you to trust Him today. With Jesus .. it only takes a moment …

“The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism — a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit — will change you from the inside out.” Mark 1:7-8 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Men and Women trusting the One who has no limits to the wholeness He brings into your life 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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