Catching your breath …

December 9, 2013

“… and there will be no limits to the wholeness he brings” Isaiah 9:6 The Message

What a great promise God has given you. He has set “no limits” as the price of your life. Jesus will go as far as it takes to make the reality of the cross whole in you .. so that you won’t set limits around anyone else. We often do that with ourselves: set limits to how far “we think” God will go until he quits. We often look at others that way: set limits to how far God will go until “they” have exhausted his supply. His birth had all the limitations associated with being born. There was a moment where this power of salvation had to take his first breath or he would have died. The very breath he took becomes the very breath he breathes into your life. You have to take the very same breath He gives you or you will die. His life brings “light .. freedom .. power .. and salvation”. And there is so much more that He breathes into your life. His wholeness fills in all those places that the world has drained and tried to ruin. He restores memories robbed and boundaries fallen. He makes whole those places in your heart broken by failure .. fault .. and flaw. He makes the future a longing truth anchored by his indwelling Spirit. You are no longer alone. This day holds all his promise .. “no limits to the wholeness he brings” into your life. The wholeness he brings is the wholeness that He is. It reaches into every corner of your life: your mind .. your heart .. your feelings .. your will .. your dreams .. your doubts .. your desires .. and the direction of your life. The world offers you the hope of yourself. Jesus offers you His life .. whole in you. It only takes a moment …

“Blessed be The Lord, the God of Israel; he came and set his people free. He set the power of salvation in the center of our lives” Luke 1:68 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Kingdom-breathing-citizens following Jesus 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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