Is that it … believe?

June 20, 2017

“What can we do to perform the works of God? They asked. Jesus replied, This is the work of God — that you believe in the One He has sent.” John 6:28-29 Holman Christian Standard

It’s the hardest work you do everyday: believing. You do it unconsciously over the smallest details: walking by faith. Then something unexpected or even expected happens and “believing” evaporates and “walking by faith” turns your feet into granite blocks. Jesus doesn’t hesitate to call us to real trust. He makes it quite plain. Whoever sees the Son … that is you begin to see and envision Jesus in the moment or the situation. He’s there as support .. alongside .. not going away. He’s not going anywhere. You’re faced with that moment to believe … to trust who Jesus is. It doesn’t mean all your theology is worked out or you can put all the pieces together. It’s just that at this moment you place what is both fragile and unbreakable before Him. You trust Him. Behind that trust is a definition of what He has done … sacrificed His life for you. You meant that much to Him. He exchanged all of who He is for all of who you are. And then you find yourself doing something you never imagined … you begin aligning the way you live with His life. Of course you’ve tried to live a little better over time, but this is completely different and you know it. You know it because you’ve turned over everything to this Loaves-and-Fish-Maker. If He can do that bread and fish … then what will He do in you? It’s the easiest work on earth: believing what God the Father has done. It’s so easy that you’re willing to put everything that matters about your life on the line. Some never look back. Others try to sneak away a little piece of the past just in case. They discover that it is worthless after awhile. The real work really is the hardest easiest thing you will do the rest of your life. And it only takes a moment …

“This is what my Father wants: that anyone who sees the Son and trusts who he is and what he does and then aligns with him will enter real life, eternal life. My part is to put them on their feet alive and whole at the completion of time.” John 6:39-40 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Bakers and Fisherman 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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