God’s Crazy Plan .. and you

March 6, 2014

“…this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him .. ” Romans 1:16 The Message

You are a Message carrier. Actually, everyone carries a message about their life everyday. That message is about what “plan” they are trusting in to rescue their life. Most men and women want to control the message .. to control what gets seen .. and control what gets out. This is where God’s Message is radically different. God’s Message is a radical life-change. You don’t stay the same and truthfully, when you realize God’s plan .. you don’t want to stay the same. You’ll reach a point where you realize that there isn’t anything in you that you want to improve or hold onto. Your image of God changes because after all the dust clears you are confronted with His kindness. What is possibly kind about nail-scarred hands rescuing you for crimes (yes.. crimes) that broke all of God’s laws? But that is who He is .. kind in the crucified and resurrected sort of way. There is no way around His kindness. You can ignore it .. reject it .. dismiss it .. but you can never get around it. The only way around this kindness is for it to go through you .. and it went through Christ first .. on your behalf? You won’t be the same … and you won’t ever want to be the same .. as you were. Whatever you are facing today…? It only takes a moment …

“Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us unto a radical life-change.” Romans 2:4 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Radical Rescues following Jesus. kchesterp1@gmail.com

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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