Just what He says…

January 14, 2016

Welcome to the living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God. The Scriptures provide precedent: Look! I’m setting a stone in Zion, a cornerstone in the place of honor. Whoever trusts in this stone as a foundation  will never have cause to regret it.” 1 Peter 2:4-6 The Message

When Christ moves into your life: a life of faith .. a life of grace .. and a life of good news .. He begins a work in you that is unimaginable. His own life was viewed as rejectable .. discardable .. and worthless. And at some point you began or begin to see Christ’s life as the only real foundation that makes life worth living.You may have tried any number of other foundations and even tried to mix and match only to find that nothing can compares to the life of Jesus. And God? He does what he says He would do. He promised to redeem .. to reconcile .. and restore lives discarded .. rejected .. unfinished .. incomplete .. broken .. fractured .. and even those who just find something m ssing. Who can imagine such a life as yours being a “sanctuary” .. a dwelling place for Christ’s Spirit  and a building block of solid grace. But it is exactly what your life is to be in Christ. And that one life .. your life .. is the good news that is passed down into generations yet to be born that “God does what he says.” So today really does make a difference. Your faithfulness .. your love .. and your unnoticed act of trust reaches into eternity because Christ is that “cornerstone” holding you together. All because you decided (with a little help) to trust in a Stone that was once thrown out. You’re in on it because you trusted .. received .. accepted .. believed .. opened your heart .. quit trying to make life work on your terms .. and simply and profoundly let God do what He said He would do … through Christ .. for you .. in you .. and now through you .. to others. He does what He says … in a God moment …

“Our children and their children will get in on this, as the word is passed along, from parent to child. Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news — that God does what he says.” Psalm 22:30-31 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to the Living Stone Collection scattered around. 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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