We get invitations of all kinds from family and friends. We get birthday party invitations from the grandkids, and graduations,
wedding showers, recitals, and baby shower invitations. Sometimes we even get these invitations from people we hardly know.
God has an invitation too. His invitation to us is to accept Jesus, His Son, as our Lord and Savior. This invitation is the most
valuable and costly invitation you will ever, ever receive. This invitation is only possible by the cost it was to our God. He tore His only son away from Himself and gave Him as a sacrifice for our sins, OUR sins. He invites us all to receive His Son at no
cost to US. It is free. There is no present to buy. He IS the present. To us. This invitation gives us a gift not the other way around. Can you imagine going to a wedding shower without a gift? Can you imagine receiving the gift at this shower?
That’s what happens with God. He invites us to accept this tremendous gift, Jesus, at no cost. All we have to do is believe and receive. Then, for the rest of our lives, we get the joy, security, peace and love that come with it. At no price to us.
Now it’s your turn. Your turn to invite Jesus to join you in your day, your life. Purposely stop and invite Him to join you in your car, in the kitchen as you cook, in the den as you read, outside in a quiet breeze, by the creek splashing your feet.
Invite Him into your life! Some of the most amazing visits I have had with God have happened in my car.
He does not force Himself on us - not for salvation, not for life. We must come to Him or invite Him to us. When you are feeling quiet just listen
to see if He has anything to say to you. He may give you special instructions, or encouraging words, or give you an idea of how to handle a concern of yours. Other times we may need to talk to Him. You may have a problem or decision to make but are not sure
how to approach it.
Praise Him; thank Him, L.I.S.T.E.N. to Him. When you’re done, just bask in His love.
For those of you who may be reading this and would like to become a Christian but may need some
help, just say the following if you believe it to be true in your own heart: “Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. I believe you died for my own sins. I believe you rose again and joined your Father, God, in Heaven.
I believe you died for me willingly. I believe you died to be the sacrifice for my sins. Please cleanse me of my sins and make me into a new person. I give myself to You and will follow You all the days of my life. Thank you, Jesus!” If you believe this,
you have become a new person, a Christian. Find a good church that teaches the whole Bible, the gospel.
Father, thank you for this priceless gift of salvation.
John 3:16 “For God loved the world
so much that He gave His only Son so that anyone who believes in Him shall no perish but have eternal life.“