Included where it really matters ….

August 4, 2014

“Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection.” Romans 6:6-7 The Message

Everyone wants to be included. Everyone carries a scar of not being included in some group or occasion. Your Heavenly Father formed you to be included. The Son included you in his sin-conquering death. And better yet .. He included you in his resurrection life .. a real life. Jesus said the real work of your life was believing the Son in every area and arena of your life. That covers every relationship. It covers work. It covers all of your interests. If you are not believing In Christ in any area, you will wear yourself out trying to include it. This resurrection-life in Christ is the life you are meant to live. It is a life of trusting what Christ is doing today in your life … making you whole .. and forming in you a life that is really alive. Are you trying or trusting today? One is all about your effort. The other is all about the living in this life-saving resurrection life. Jesus said his part was to put you on your feet whole. Will you trust him in whatever circumstances surround you today? It only takes a moment …

“This is what my Father wants: that anyone who sees the Son and trusts who he is and what he does and then aligns with him will enter real life, eternal life. My part is to put them on their feet alive and whole at the completion of time.” John 6:40 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to God’s Included following the Son. (

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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