Meet your new neighbor …

May 25, 2017

“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Holman Christian Standard

You know what generous looks like when you look at Jesus. What’s inside is what’s outside. What if He really did move into your neighborhood? Would you act differently? You could try to clean up the inside stains .. rearrange the broken pieces so they would look less broken. The outside-you is what it is. You don’t have enough “anything” to rebuild and remake the outside-you. That’s just a lie the world says is true .. or at least the truth you want it to be. But Jesus … He sees and knows your thoughts. He can tell what your intentions are behind the thoughts in your heart. His-Word is that complete. It can separate what is real and what is pretend .. what is true and what is false. Because It and He are the Same. He is the Word and He became the living, breathing Word-Life. Everything about Jesus and your life meet at “true from start to finish”. That’s the work and life He wants you to breathe .. to know .. and love. In between all that is a holy work of sacrificial love on your behalf. You would never have asked for it .. because you can’t imagine something that true having to die for you. But He did. That’s why the “finish” part of you is so incredible. That’s why the Word is living. He’s all about life and making sure your life counts. Don’t think for a moment that what He sees of you would cause Him to move out. You’re exactly who He wants to move into and make true .. a person filled with generous. Jesus knows exactly what His-Word looks like in you. So take a deep breath .. let it out .. and invite Him make himself at home. True from start to finish … It only takes a moment …

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Kingdom Housing Projects scattered around the world.(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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