June 9, 2014

“… set apart for the gospel of God …” Romans 1:1 New American Standard

It is supposed to be your life. It is supposed to be the one thing missing that will fill and make your life complete. It is about Jesus … this gospel that changes lives .. and the layers of relationships connected because of Jesus. It is easy to become distracted and so weary that the gospel loses the Son. Our lives .. yours included .. were claimed by the gospel. That change meant a whole identity. One Jesus-Chaser was set apart while he was chasing down Christ-followers. All of his energies were now focused on sharing the Son. That is to become your calling and focus in every arena of life: your home .. your work .. and wherever your day-to-day goes. There are seemingly countless distractions to lead you away from living “set apart for the gospel”. It doesn’t take much to shift our focus or turn it from the Son to ourselves or any other focus. This gospel intersects every area and every layer of life. It speaks into your past. It clarifies today and leaves behind hope for the future. Are you prepared this day to live and work with such a “set apart” life description? Will your work and day-to-day energies be about the Son. It’s not about being religious or acting a certain way. The gospel of Jesus Christ comes into your life and shines light .. and then announces that you don’t have to live that restricted life anymore. You’ve been set free to live for the Son .. with the possibility that no one will remember you but only the Son that you represented. The world we live in can try repeatedly to re-direct your energies. But this gospel is about the Son … and your life .. in this Son. It only takes a moment …

” … Concerning His Son..” Romans 1:3 New American Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Gospel-gripped followers of 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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