Remembering into life today …

August 8, 2014

“What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, the father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven — and the future starts now! 1 Peter 1:3-4 The Message

Peter could have written anything, but he starts at the resurrection of Jesus. From there he describes this new life we have in Christ. It is a “brand new life” and we “have everything to live for”. Why was the resurrection so real to him? Because this risen Jesus had restored him on the beach after he had denied knowing him. What a shame that so many live under the impression that they have to work and strive before they can enjoy this new life they have in Christ. Resurrection living means a “clean slate and a fresh start”. It means you do indeed have everything to live and everything to give away. You were given this resurrection life as a gift from God the Father. It didn’t bypass Jesus .. it goes straight through him. Do you live as if you have a brand new life. Many start out in that mode and slowly begin conforming to all the world’s pressures to live without Christ … uncluttered in their lives. That’s what this new life begins to look like: uncluttered in your heart and mind. All around you, you see lives trying to fill their lives with meaning .. motion .. and good motives. What about your life? Are you living this promise? If not .. take a moment to reconnect with Jesus .. and you’ll find that this resurrection life is what you’ve longed for … and it only takes a moment …

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Brand New Lives following Jesus. (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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