God’s Invitations

God wants you to enjoy all the benefits of an intimate relationship with Him.

Luke 9:57-62

God offers three invitations to every person He created. We are invited …

  1. To receive Jesus and become a child of God (John 1:12-13). The Lord calls us to receive Him as our Savior and to have a personal relationship with Him through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. This invitation includes laying down the burden of trying to work out salvation ourselves (Matthew 11:28-29). Instead, Christ invites us to trust Him to do the transforming work in us.
  2. To abide in Jesus. Abiding means listening to God speak through Scripture, living in growing dependence on Him, knowing Him more intimately, and drawing upon His power in order to live a godly life.
  3. To follow Jesus. In order to follow the Lord, we must be familiar with His character and His plans. The evidence that we are following Him will appear in our attitude, conduct, character, conversation, and relationships.

God loves every individual He created and wants each one to know Him personally. Through the gift of salvation, we receive the Holy Spirit, who enables us to abide in Jesus and follow Him. This is the path to the joy and contentment God has planned for us.