Our Savior pursues us first. Did you know? HE seeks those of HIS elect…..
MARK 13: 27 “AND HE WILL SEND HIS ANGELS AND GATHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH TO THE END OF THE HEAVENS.”
HIS prevenient grace comes to us before we even realize, even before our eyes are opened to HIS grace and glory.
HIS GENTLE WHISPER OF GRACE FALLS UPON US, CALLING US TO HIM.
MATTHEW 10: 27 “…….WHAT IS WHISPERED IN YOUR EAR, PROCLAIM FROM THE ROOFS.”
HIS whisper calls us home, where we belong. And we are even more blessed by the fact that we are called by name………
ISAIAH 43: 1 “FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU; I HAVE CALLED YOU BY NAME, YOU ARE MINE.”
The very SON of GOD calls us by name and with this calling, we are invited to HIS table of mercy.
PSALM 23: 5 “YOU PREPARE A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES.”
And what a table it is! HE calls us, invites us into HIS family were we belong when we accept JESUS into our hearts. Because HE loves us, and desires that we will dwell in HIS house with HIM for all of eternity! But for now, HIS spirit resides in us, guiding us and redeeming us with each passing day, as long as we ask HIM into our hearts and break our own will because we prefer HIS will to our own.
PSALM 23: 6 “SURELY YOUR GOODNESS AND LOVE WILL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER.”
Many of the LORD’S promises are hard to understand, but so many are quite simple. And the closer we draw near to HIM, HE draws near to us and gives us peace beyond understanding.
JEREMIAH 33: 3 “CALL TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER YOU, AND WILL TELL YOU GREAT AND HIDDEN THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN.”
The LORD knows us and has always known us, before time began. So let us search……..search for HIS wisdom and understanding that only HE can give. We are called, invited and then HE wants us to know all about HIM. HIS well of HOLY wisdom is deep and never runs dry. HIS water there gives us new life, new wisdom and a new hope…….it is our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!
And so……..we are called and invited alongside other sinners who also have asked for HIS forgiveness and mercy. We fall on our knees asking HIM to fill our souls. We know we are in need of HIS love and mercy because the world cannot give it to us…….
HIS GRACE IS A TRUE GIFT TO THE INVITED.
All we need to do is accept this free gift, this invitation to come…….
MATTHEW 11: 28 “COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.”
When we receive an invitation to some event in the mail, often it warms our hearts. How much more should we be warmed and embraced by the FATHER’S invitation! Let’s joyfully accept this invitation and then gladly and humbly go before HIM. When we accept CHRIST into our hearts we gladly receive HIS love and then we submit under HIS authority to live for HIM, grateful for each day, knowing we have a future for all of eternity. PRAISE HIM TODAY FOR THIS GLORIOUS INVITATION AND WONDERFUL CALLING!
LUKE 5: 33 “I HAVE NOT COME TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS BUT SINNERS TO REPENTANCE.”