August 5, 2016

“But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe — Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.” Galatians 3:25-27 Message

The way of Jesus: a new life  .. a new way of living life .. and it’s all found in Christ. Any other way and you are back where you started: you trying to make life work or trying to hold on to everything that you used to make life work. You weren’t made to figure life out on your own. God always intended for you to live in relationship with Him. When that becomes real .. everything about your life explodes with colors not found or seen without Jesus. By finding life in Christ you discover each day just how incredible is God’s original promise. His kindness and patience are unfathomable. You realize it everytime you stumble .. slip up .. or “step out of bounds” and try to blame something or someone else rather than yourself. You could never create or imagine a plan such as God’s new covenant. There’s just no way to conceive of someone like Jesus .. whose life reaches beyond  all yesterdays and  whose promise holds for all tomorrows. Who would ever imagine a life changing invitation of “Follow me” being given before you’ve changed the first mistake or regret of your life. And truthfully you realize after walking with Jesus that you could never clean up your life .. straighten it out .. or mend all the broken parts. And then  you discover that He is going “room by room” through your life setting all the broken pieces and making you whole. Yeah … the way of Jesus … He’s ready again today … It only takes a moment …

“By coming up with a new plan, a new covenant between God and his people, God put the old plan on the shelf. And there it stays, gathering dust.” Hebrews 8:13 Message

***** Dear Grippers .. this will be my only Grip for August as I am away for the entire month. Thankful to God for  rest .. walks with Rider and Trinity .. laughter .. a good meal .. some birdies .. and most of all Carolyn .. Shalom until September*****




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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