Say that one more time … How much?

December 10, 2015

“A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it. … And the ransomed of the Lord will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:8,10 NAS

God’s promise for your life is always beyond your reach. No matter how hard you try .. over and over .. good intentions .. extra effort .. it’s just not good enough. For some, they just walk away. They quit and give up. God’s promise was never conditioned on your performance. There is a Highway with your name on it. There is a joy “unspeakable” awaiting you. The birth of God’s Son was always pointing to the price of building this Highway. Do you see the price the Son paid for you: “I’d sell off the whole world to get you back.” The Creator of the world .. of everything .. sold Himself to buy you. He traded for you when you didn’t have one redeemable quality. All of creation was traded just to seal and finalize how much you are worth in God’s eyes. He’s never looked back at the price. He’s always looking at the prize of the new you .. anchored in His Son .. redeemed .. traded for .. exchanged .. claimed .. blood bought .. grave emptied .. adopted .. and made an heir. That’s you! The promise .. the power .. and the price are the main ingredients of your new life . And all of it is because Jesus died to make the deal for you. He’s never looked back .. never regretted .. never gave up on your life. It’s no wonder why God wants you to learn how to love the life His Son is living in you. Just ask Him .. It only takes a moment …

“I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.” Isaiah 43:4 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Followers of 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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