Living Through Scars…

November 6, 2107

“This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9 The Message

It’s easy to think that God expects or at least hopes that you would be able to live parts of your life without His help. After all, isn’t independence the real fruit of freedom? The world would have you believe that poisonous lie. His love for you is so great that Jesus clears away every obstacle and every cancerous sin that would prevent you from finding your whole life through him. His scars make Him approachable. He can identify with anything you’ve ever experienced in your life. And it’s through Him that you find everything you need to live. Those same scars mean He’s available anytime and anywhere for your life. There isn’t a moment where Jesus isn’t going to be the true source for your life. Those scars remind you that Jesus wants to be in a “live through Me now and forever” relationship. Just think what today or this season of your life would be if you could not live through Christ. If you had to manage life on your own? Find your own hope .. power .. and strength to live today? But God never designed life to be independent from Him. It’s easy for the message ‘that God loved us so much that He gave His Son” to become so familiar .. so taken for granted .. and become so diluted in our self-obsessed world. But He has planned even more: that you would “live” your life through His Son. There’s not one area of your life relegated outside of Christ. Not one. More often than not, we are the ones who take a break from God .. erect a wall .. close the door of our hearts .. or choose a freedom that suffocates us from the inside out. Confession is more than a intellectual decision. It’s the oxygen of faith .. inhaling and exhaling all the life we live through Him. Jesus has the live-through-scars of your life. How are you going to live today. It only takes a moment …

“Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God.” 1 John 4:15 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to The Living-Through Fellowship following Jesus. (kchesterp1@gmail.com) Notes from the The ScarFinder: Live-Through Scars #7

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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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