…with …

June 27, 2016

“what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3 NASB

It is a gift from God the Father: fellowship with His Son. It’s easily taken for granted .. easily neglected .. and more often than not .. less than a daily priority for living. There is no other faith that freely provides such intimacy as fellowship with Christ. There’s nothing that can compare to the moment by moment presence of Christ in your life. It’s so easily neglected because He doesn’t demand of your time. Jesus doesn’t yell or threaten when you take Him for granted. He knows just how lonely life becomes when He is not central to your life. You can fill it with activity and He doesn’t walk away. You can hide among possessions and He doesn’t condemn you. What Jesus wants from your life is your life. He wants to share His life .. all of it .. with you. His life will literally begin to shape how you live life. Because you’ll begin to see how vital Christ’s life shapes everything about your day to day life. The old part of you wanted fellowship on your terms. The new part of you begins to realize that there are no terms .. just an intimacy .. love .. and presence that cannot be found anywhere else. God doesn’t demand. He invites you to share the life of His Son. Your day won’t be the same. It only takes a moment …

“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9 NASB

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