June 13, 2017
“My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 The Message
Have you ever asked God for help. If He would only lift “this” burden .. shield “that” struggle .. or better yet “take away” the obstacles? If He would do any of those things you know you would be a more effective servant for Christ. How many times do we get in the way trying to help the Lord? The only thing He wants from you today is “all” of you. All your mind .. all your heart .. and all your strength available for His plans and purposes. There is a lot of competition for you. We never really imagine on the front end how God values our weaknesses. He knows that’s where we really need His help. If only Jesus would just remove them. He hasn’t changed much in two thousand years. His grace .. the same grace two thousand years ago .. is still enough. It’s enough for your day. It’s enough that you can just let Christ take over. You’re free to walk in the gift .. not focus on your faults. Brokenness .. faith .. and freedom are great gifts in Christ’s hands. All He is asking from you today is all .. of you. It only takes a moment.
“So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.” 2 Timothy 1:13-14 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Grace-custodians following Jesus(firstname.lastname@example.org)