Our God is a God who draws, beckons, woos, invites us to come to Him, for each need, every longing we have can be fully met in Him. Here are some of His invitations found in His written Word.
When there has been a rupture in our relationship with Him, hear His loving invitation:
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
Or perhaps we are thirsty and/or hungry after trying to satisfy ourselves with everything but Him. Or, because of our hectic schedules, we have neglected to feed our spirits. Hear His generous invitation:
“Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy grain and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost [simply accept it as a gift from God]. “Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight in abundance. “Incline your ear [to listen] and come to Me; hear, so that your soul may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the faithful mercies [promised and] shown to David. (Isaiah 55:1-3)
When we are bone weary, exhausted, worn out by the cares of daily life or by our frantic efforts to gain the approval of someone or several someones. When for diverse reasons we are so tired, we feel incapable of. Taking. One. More. Step. When we feel depleted and have nothing else to give. Hear His gentle words:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)
And when we need mercy and grace and help, remember we have a great High Priest and are invited to come boldly to the throne of grace.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14-16)
Which of His invitations do you need to respond to today?