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You’re Invited

This morning when I roused awake for a bit, my world was absolutely quiet! New fallen snow has a way of making that happen. No birds chirping or animal sounds. No cars whizzing by or buses taking kids to school. Just silence. I had the thought that this must have been what is was like on the seventh day of creation. The world was silent and resting. I felt the sense that God was inviting me to rest a little more.

It was an invitation. So, I made my RSVP and snuggled in for a little more sleep!

The closer I grow in my relationship with God, I sense more and more of His invitations. Sometimes they are big invitations and sometimes small, fleeting moments, but each one an invitation to experience Him a little more. It sounds really hokey and half the time I can’t even explain it. It’s just something I know deep down in my soul, this place inside me that almost seems ancient.

The wonderful thing about God is He sends us all invitations.

Now, I could share some of my God invitations with you, but they are mine. They are personal and intimate. To be perfectly honest, sometimes I don’t want to share them at all. Sometimes I do, but sometimes I don’t. So instead of sharing my invitations, I’ll share some of the invitations that Jesus gave while He walked on this earth.

An invitation to rest –

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 {NLT}

 

An invitation to drink-

On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!” John 7:37 {NLT}

 

An invitation to eat-

“Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dare to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. John 21:12 {NLT}

 

An invitation to follow-

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” John 1:43 {NLT}

 

An invitation to have light-

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 {NLT}

 

An invitation to wellness-

When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?”…Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” John 5: 6-8 {NLT}

 

And there are many, many more!

God wants us all to attend the party. Make your RSVP and God will do the rest.

What invitation have you received from God? Is He inviting you to do something?

 

Grace & Such strives to advance Christian growth among women. While we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we also recognize human interpretations are imperfect. Grace & Such encourages our readers to open their Bibles, pray for wisdom and study for themselves what the Word says. For more about who we are, please visit the About Us page.

Laura Rodgers

An upcycle transformation from Texas farm girl to transplanted Pennsylvanian with more spunk than Southern Charm. She enjoys annoying and entertaining her husband, son and daughter, with her various antics, wit and enthusiasm over a good bargain.
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2 Comments

  1. Beth Bingaman on June 19, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    It is so refreshing to think of all these invitations. I remember studying Elijah and the killing of the Prophets of Baal. Afterward Jezebel chased him and he just wanted to die. God put him to sleep, woke him to give him food and drink and then put him back to sleep until he could cope again. It was eye opening to me to see that invitation to rest after such a terrible day. He is truly a God of grace and mercy. Thanks for helping me remember that teaching!

  2. Sarah Eshleman on June 25, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    “It’s just something I know deep down in my soul, this place inside me that almost seems ancient.” Just lovely.

    I loved this post! What a touching reminder of the generosity of Jesus.

    Thanks for this.

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