What are the deepest invitations God is making to me right now for my life?
This question is what making resolutions is really about. In my journey it is becoming increasingly clear that I have missed so many invitations God sent me through his Word and Church and Community. So the entry into a new year no longer means turning the page in the calendar and learning to put 2011 on my checks. Rather by virtue to Christ’s coming I am invited into a new adventure in life and faith – every day.
In our time, invitations come by electronic means – text, email, tweet, voice mail, and the like. They also come personally in the very people God sends to accompany us on our journey. Most profound are the invitations that come from the still, small voice of God himself.
So what are the deepest invitations? For you? For me?
The easy answer is…only God knows! But that is exactly the point. If God issues these deep and life-changing invitations – why not ask him yourself ?
So listening for God is the key to receiving and responding to those deep invitations. You may stand at a crossroads and need some guidance. You may be sitting in prayer or on a long winter walk. You may be traveling or recovering from hurt, pain or illness. You may be intentionally listening and asking God in those quiet moments of meditation or prayer.
As you journey with the question…What are the deepest invitations God is making to me right now for my life?
Just know that God is still talking and still inviting and still saving and still gracious and always forgiving.
…and our answer as disciples is still…HERE I AM LORD – SEND ME!
One the first day of my ordained ministry I wrote these words in my journal:
Life is hard.
It is hard to be a Christian, but it is too dull to be anything else.
So with all the risks and the turmoil that often accompany a life counter to the prevailing culture and the whims of Satan…know these words from Jeremiah are trustworthy and true:
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.