The third reality of Experiencing God is “God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.” Throughout Scripture we find God inviting men and women, nations and individuals to join Him, to trust Him, to follow Him and to be loved by Him. It seems that for as many invitations as God gives there are also many different reactions. Jacob told God that if He did everything He promised then he would serve Him. Mephibosheth approached the invitation to David’s presence with fear and dread. Jonah simply rejected God’s invitation to go to Nineveh and Zacchaeus accepted Jesus offer to come to his home with joy and peace. We have all been invited to join God, first in a relationship of love and faith and in then His worth through obedience. I promise you that this invitation is nothing to be afraid of, yes it will bring change, it will bring challenge and it will bring discipline but it will also bring joy, peace, strength, hope and most of all the presence of God.
In Revelation 3 Jesus gave this simple invitation, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne”. Jesus’ desire is that each of us come near to Him, open our hearts, our minds, our souls and our lives for Him to come in and not take part but take over. His reward is that if we will trust Him, if we will obey Him and if we will love Him, He will overwhelm us with His presence, He will hide us with His “wings” and He will allow us to sit with Him in heavenly places. I encourage you today, stop considering what this invitation might cost and realize how great the reward is. This is an invitation to life, receive Him and be changes from “glory to glory”.