Living available …

June 13, 2016

“Thomas said, “Master, we have no idea where you are going. How do you expect us to know the road?” Jesus said. “I am the Road, the Truth, also the Life. No gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.” John 14:5-6 The Message

You were created to walk on a path forged by grace. You weren’t made to create your own road for life. The message of this world is: “It’s up to you”. The message of the world you were created to live in is: “Walk with Me”. An old “Major” in the faith once described Jesus this way: “The reason Jesus could say and do all the things he said and did was because he was available to the Father all of the time.”  Everything He did on earth pointed to the Father. And Jesus has broken down the walls that kept you living as a wandering orphan … trying to make like work .. telling yourself everything will be alright. When you look at Jesus you can see a picture of the Father he trusted every second of his life. His whole life was available for the Father for anyone .. anywhere .. and anytime. That is the life Jesus was “getting ready” in his disciples. This is the life Jesus is “getting ready” in you. It means your day begins by “being available” for the Father to speak through .. to serve through .. to love through. You are loved with an everlasting love .. but you won’t always feel loved. But you are .. everyday .. and everywhere you go. You’re no longer an orphan. Is there room for the Way .. the Truth .. and the Life to lead you today? Are you trying to fit Christ in or are you being made fit for Christ? There is only one real road to walk on today .. the one that leads home to the Father. Jesus didn’t leave a possibility of many roads. The road home is the One He made for you. It just happens to go through Him.  It only takes a moment …

“Philip said, “Master, show us the Father, then we’ll be content.” (Jesus) … “To see me is to see the Father. … The words I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act.” John 14:8-10 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Christ followers (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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