When was the last time you received an invitation- email, snail mail, hand-delivered or face-to-face?
It's amazing the meaning that we find in the simplest of invitations. It often means somebody who knows you wants to hang out with you, spend time with you, and get to know you better.
God has an invitation for you as well. God wants to spend time with you and wants your relationship to grow. Take some time to sit with this for a minute and find a way to accept it.
In this letter of Hebrews, we are reminded of the ways that God's people through the ages have been invited and put their faith in God.
"By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the Promised Land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise." Hebrews 11:8-11
Abraham received a special invitation from God and lived in a tent for a long time. He was waiting on God's leadership. What about you? What are you waiting on? Living in a tent for so long taught Abraham that he could trust God. Living in a tent increased his hope for a house with a real floor.
So, trust God to take you from where you are to something better. Zip up that sleeping bag; a real bed is on the way! Toss out that water bottle; a water cooler is on the way! Abraham trusted God big time. God invites you and me to do the same!
I would like to invite you to come and experience some of the good things God is doing here at JCPC. On August 21, we will have a church wide breakfast from 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. for all ages to kick off our new year of Sunday School. As a part of this fellowship time, we will also share with you the opportunities we will offer for children, youth and adults during Sunday School this year.
You are invited to encounter God in this place through a variety of new classes. Come on August 21 to hear a little more about them and then on August 28,
I would like to invite you to come and experience one of the classes.
Prayer for Today
God, thank you for the invitation. Today I promise to trust in you like I never have before, knowing your blessings are more than I can imagine. In Christ's Name, Amen.