The other side of … All

October 17, 2013

“This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” Romans 10:9-11 The Message

Is there anything harder than “trusting” God to work in your life? You have to let him set the timetable. You have to let the Lord sort through all the mess of your life and use what he wants to use and remove what he wants to remove. You have to let Jesus into every corner of your heart. There is nothing harder than trusting God to keep his word in your life. When you’re at the utter depths of living broken and managing all the wounded areas of your life, God’s invitation to set everything right is the greatest relief you can ever imagine. Where trust begins to fade or blend into confusion is when your life is going along “pretty good” and you slip back into thinking that you are basically good except for a few minor flaws. Is there anything harder than trusting God today to lead you in His way of living your life? You have to give Him your whole heart .. not just some of it .. all of it. That includes how you look at other people .. how you love .. and seeing how you un-love others. Is there anything harder for you today than to say: Jesus, be the Master of my life? You have to let Jesus have all of your time .. what you’ve scheduled .. and what He wants to add to your schedule. Is there anything harder today than taking this moment to say in your heart and with your lips: Lord, I will love you with all my heart .. soul .. mind .. and strength? You know at that moment that you “can’t do it”. You can’t love Him with your all. You know that what you’re really asking and saying is: Jesus .. be my all today. Be the true love of my life and lead me in the truth of your life today. It only takes a moment …

” in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.’ Deuteronomy 30:16 New King James

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F 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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