October 16, 2017
“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 The Message
Your have a story to live today. It’s your story. It’s your message. It’s the message that Jesus is manuscripting in you. Whether you are facing great need or have great supply .. Whether you are struggling with unrelenting monsters or temptations .. Whether you are walking in confidence or feeling dry and defeated .. Whether you are walking in the deep love of Christ or desperate for the Father’s touch: May this Christ-Traveler’s prayer fill you and draw you into the healing wholeness of God’s love for you today:
In the middle of the things that bind me up and restrict my life today, I readily accept the abundant freedom that You offer through your Son. In the weariness of my struggle to live out of my own resources, I willingly accept the timely help that you have made readily available for me. In the tiredness and frustration of my human effort to simply survive, I humbly receive the endless energy offered to me through the extravagant gift of the Resurrection. In the experience of my daily weakness to live up to the model of Jesus, I surrender to your boundless strength to carry me to wherever you want me to go. In the mirror that I look into every morning, Help me to see and remember that Christ in me is the answer to all that I face and the way to become all that you desire me to be. In the freshness of your unending grace for my life today, I will follow the Light and the Spirit that you have freely given to guide and lead me. Thank you Lord for the light that never burns out of my life. (formed from the rivers of Ephesians 1:7-19)
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” Galatians 5:1 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Forever-Freed Followers of Jesus (firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE. ENJOY ALL THE EGGS FROM YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!