The Invitation

The cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest rescue mission of all time.

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You know, we’re just regular people looking and searching for the meaning of life. Why were we born? What is my purpose? Many times I don’t have answers for some of life’s probing questions, but this one answer I do have: Jesus.

You were born to have fellowship with God. You were born to love and be loved by God.

Sin has separated us from God. Jesus was sent by the Father, took our punishment on the cross, and cleared the way for us to have a relationship with God. The only thing we have to do to gain that relationship is believe in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross—and follow Him. You must repent of your sins and allow the blood of Jesus to wash over you, cleansing you from all unrighteousness. And repent simply means to turn or change your way of thinking.

Dear reader, if you have never surrendered your life to Jesus Christ and had a soul-conversion, I am praying for you now. You are so loved by the God of this universe! He is calling you and drawing you this very moment. He is asking you to turn around and come into the power of His love and desire for you.

God does not ask you to be perfect before you can form a relationship with Him. Out of our union with Jesus Christ comes empowerment to be who He created us to be. He is calling you to absorb His stringless love. He is extending an invitation for you to become the you He had in mind the first time He thought of you. He desires to talk to you. He desires to walk with you. He desires to show you sights and take you on incomparable adventures.

You were created to fit perfectly in God’s heart. Consider surrendering your confusing, chaotic life to Him. No, all will not automatically be a bed of roses when you do, but you will experience God, who gives you everything you will need for this life and godliness. (See 1 Peter 1:3.) You will find joy when sadness should prevail. You will encounter hope when there is a natural reason to stop hoping. You will experience cleansing of your soul no matter what dark deed you have done.

It’s simple—God loves you and desires to spend eternity with you.

Love brings choice. He will not force or coerce. He simply extends an invitation. He desires your friendship. What you do with Jesus will determine your destiny. It will also determine your whole eternity-life beyond earthly living.

website photo 12If you wish to make this life-change now, just tell Him. Tell Jesus you are sorry for how you have lived your life. Ask Him to cleanse you of all sins. Tell Him you want to follow Him and do what He tells you to do from this day forward. Ask Him to fill you with His love. Breathe deeply, and let the rivers of living water wash over you. It’s a new day. He will come and make His home with you now. As you confess Jesus Christ as Lord, your eternal address will be changed to heaven.

When we become a Christian, the Holy Spirit moves in, and we become a temple of the Holy Spirit. (See 1 Corinthians 6:19.)

If you just asked Jesus to be Lord of your life, congratulations! Welcome to the family of God. You are now a temple of the Holy Spirit.

In the words of Kris Vallotton, Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church, “The Son of God came as a man so men could become the sons of God.”

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:16-17 NKJV)

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26 NKJV)

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Excerpt from Incredible Intervention, Living Life in the Miracles of God

Available at http://www.christineachristopher.com

Voice Out of the Wind

Father, engulf me in Your wind. Hide me under Your breath. Center me in the air currents of Your Holy Spirit. Harmonize me with Your wind words. Let our life of love together bear fruit in the earth that will be rock solid for eternity. Thank you for this opportunity to know You and make You known. Be glorified in the voice out of Your wind … amen.

The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. John 3:8 ESV