Deposits and withdrawals …

June 30, 2016

“How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word. I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.” Psalm 119:9-10 Message

It’s easy to get lost today: Your mind wanders .. your eyes travel .. you reach for something you shouldn’t. Everyone’s list is different. God is clear about the things that break His heart and knows will break yours as well. David was a shepherd .. a king running for his life .. a giant killer .. a wife stealer .. a man after God’s own heart .. the family tree of Jesus .. and a flawed human being just like you. Yet, his heart and mind belonged to the Lord. He knew of his flaws but he knew that God’s redeeming love and faithfulness were far greater than his brokenness. He knew God’s Word was his life map. The Lord would lead him truthfully and never break His promise. As one Wall Street saint once said: “The most foolish thought, the most insane idea is that God doesn’t keep His Word.” What have you banked in your heart? Can you trust it? Does it reveal God’s faithfulness? Will it guard your heart? Will it direct your mind? Will it stop your reach? Does it have the power to clean you up when you fail?  Jesus said if you love him, you will keep his word. How…? Just give it room. His Words .. His Spirit .. and His indwelling life will lead you safely ahead. It only takes a moment …

“I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.” Psalm 119:10 Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Holy Vault Keepers following 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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