The New Normal..

January 3, 2018

“If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 The Message

Practical. God made you to fit into the world He made. The Problem? This world you live in is dysfunctional .. diseased .. and destructive. It’s broken in every area of living. Your world gets turned upside down everytime you try to make this world fit into your plans. A Jesus Follower knows what God has done inside of him/her. He’s changed you from the inside out. You see the world differently. The world on the other hand is determined to keep life as it is .. broken .. confused .. and misdirecting. This is where you come into the picture of God’s incomparable power stepping into everyday life. Jesus always worked according to His Father’s plans … doing what the Father was doing. It’s the same kind of life He has for you. On one hand you look normal and on the other hand everything about you is defined by Jesus. You’re not the same as you were. What was once broken is now healed in Christ. What was once beyond repair is the Father’s restoration. What was once out of reach is indefatigably gripped in grace. The world’s broken and God has you on display of what He can do and is doing through His Son.  What will you offer the world today? It only takes a moment…

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:1-2 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Mobile Clay Pots stamped with the life of Jesus. (


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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