“February 16, 2016

“And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved …” Colossians 3:12 NASB

The words can never be erased: chosen .. holy .. beloved. They forever belong to you in Christ. You’ve longed for them .. You’ve tried to settle for even pieces of them .. You’ve watched others live them .. and now “they” are you .. yours .. and you are His. Chosen: from out of all that the world despises .. rejects .. mocks .. and ridicules. Holy: perfect beyond description .. unimaginable until that final moment .. absolutely true inside and out. Beloved: Loved so deeply it hurts .. Loved into healing .. Loved defined by nails .. Loved so freely you’re delivered from every unholy alliance, agreement, and attraction. Loved so real that your life is made whole! You’re part of God’s family that stretches back to wandering shepherds rescued out of slavery. Their slavery was yours. Their days never ended. They worked with faint hope and forgotten promises. They were trained for battle by making bricks. They never imagined that freedom was possible. Until God showed up. It’s the same for you. Slavery is not a term or position you ever describe yourself. We don’t like to envision ourselves as slaves in this fallen and broken world. But we were ..you were until you took hold of the redeeming-delivering-kingdom-transferring-beloved Son. Rather, He took hold of you, found you, cleaned you up, and spoke words of grace into your heart and mind. They were words that made risen His life come to life within you. And now your life is His visible evidence of what new life looks like .. acts  like .. and loves like. There is only one gospel that can reach across any spectrum of human slavery .. where any life  dismissed .. diminished .. and discarded is transformed by the this beloved Son. It’s the only gospel you’ve been given for those around your life still enslaved within themselves or any other false-promiser. Jesus is your life. One day it will all be made complete. Until then … you are chosen .. holy .. and beloved in this Son .. for a day such as this. It only takes a moment …

“For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” Colossians 1:13 NASB

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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