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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 26: Invitation


With every INVITATION there is an answer~

YES or NO,

and

MAYBE doesn't count.

MAYBE lives on the fence.

MAYBE waits for a better INVITATION.

MAYBE procrastinates

Now, some MAYBES are sincere for when your schedule is flexible

and you are trying to move things around.

Do you have a MAYBE

that is making you live on the fence of making a decision?

Do you have a MAYBE

because you are waiting for a better INVITATION?

Do you have a

MAYBE

that is

MAYBE making you

procrastinate doing what you know you need to do,

yet don't want to do it

because

MAYBE

you afraid of saying

NO

to that someone

or to that something

that is

MAYBE

keeping you from

where you are to go to,

to where

GOD is desiring to take you?

Think about it.

There is someone at the door.

You look through the peep hole

and there

HE is~

JESUS!

HIS only words are a KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK.

Your first response is to look at your messy house.

Your second response is to look at yourself as you are still dressed in your pajamas, and you haven't even brushed your teeth.

Is your immediate RESPONSE~

YES, as you open the door.

Or is it

NO, as you fear that JESUS will call you on the carpet as HE will expose everything you have done in your life

that will leave you in shame.

Or is it MAYBE?

MAYBE just MAYBE

JESUS is the ANSWER you have been searching for.

MAYBE just MAYBE

JESUS is who HE says HE IS.

MAYBE just MAYBE

JESUS just wants to LOVE on you.

MAYBE just MAYBE.

So you open the door.

And HIS first words are

“Do you want to get well?”

The same words HE asked the invalid who was lying by the healing pool

for thirty eight~years WAITING to get well. But the invalid responds with the excuse why he never was able to go into the pool.

And then you

RESPOND

with

"But JESUS I didn't mean to do ___________".

But JESUS I didn't mean to say ____________.

But JESUS I didn't mean to ___________.

BUT the question

JESUS asks is an INVITATION,

that is WAITING for a

YES or NO response.

Wow!

Think about it.

Whether you have been a

JESUS FOLLOWER

for years

or

Whether you have put being a

JESUS FOLLOWER

on hold for right now

or

Whether you are terrified to be

a JESUS FOLLOWER

because you FEAR

what others would say

because you FEAR

what it would cost you

because you FEAR

BEING

FREELY LOVED

with

GRACE

that

LOVES you

right where you are

because

JESUS never says

MAYBE

I will love you,

MAYBE

I will forgive you

MAYBE

I will give you the abundant life.

JESUS never says

MAYBE.

"COME TO ME ALL who are weary" (Matthew 11:28)~

YES OR NO?

"FOLLOW ME" (Mark 1:17)~

YES or NO?

"ABIDE IN ME" (John 15:4)~

YES or NO?

JESUS ALWAYS INVITING ALL~

"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears MY voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with

that person, and they with ME" (Revelation 3:20)~

YES or NO?

MAYBE is no longer an option

when

JESUS INVITES YOU~

"DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?"

And you do

FIRST THINGS FIRST~

"I SAY YES"

(listen to the song below)


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