It Only Takes A Moment…

September 12, 2013

“Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted also.” Galatians 6:1 Holman Christian Standard

Everyone will face a moment like this in their life. It doesn’t matter if you think you’ve never done anything wrong .. at least not too bad .. or .. you find yourself “caught” in the grip of something as your worst nightmare. You will be caught in something. You will face a moment where the light of God’s grace shines right into that place where you are caught. Will you run and hide? Will you let yourself be caught by someone whom Jesus has brought alongside to restore you …. gently?? Because you may be that restorer .. someone who stands at that intersection in another man’s life .. or another woman’s life where they could be broken and driven away or restored in grace, forgiveness, and love .. that leads straight to Jesus. There isn’t a road you can walk on or get lost on that He can’t find you. If you are a restorer, you know in your heart that it is Christ who is restoring and not you. You let go of any claim to be the Source! It you are the restored, you know that being caught can become the gift of no longer running from or running away. Maybe you walk toward .. Maybe you run toward .. Maybe you just sit. Being restored and restoring are both a gift of the inexhaustible .. unfathomable .. unstoppable riches of the love of Christ. You can’t fulfill any law without Him. You’ll find out quickly that no law can contain Him. You can’t carry anyone’s burden without Him. God has been in the restoring business a long time. He’s seen it all … and He still has a fresh supply for you … Today. It only takes a moment …

“Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Holman Christian Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Jesus Followers 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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