The Party Invitation

13 Nov

God’s Word:  Luke 5:12-39

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

How would you respond if you were paralyzed and suddenly Jesus was there and healed you? 13 Jesus party with kids Rejoicing to put it mildly, I am sure.  You would likely throw a party to let everyone know your good news.  That is often what people did when Jesus walked the earth.  And they didn’t skimp on the invitation—but invited all who would come and join the celebration.  So much so that the religious leaders of that time scorned Jesus for spending so much time at parties and with all kinds of disreputable characters.

Jesus response—“Hey, I came to rescue the disreputable characters.  My purpose is coming to earth was to invite all to a changed life from the inside out.  That is the best reason of all to celebrate.  Send the invite out far and wide—whosoever will may come!” And the invite hasn’t changed down through the ages.  As long as the earth exists, the invite will continue to go out.  It is delivered through My Word, to My followers, who then pass it on to all others.  When your heart is right the party is always going on.

Good news is meant to be shared.  And what better way to share it than with a party of rejoicing from a heart full of thanksgiving.  Count your blessings instead of your pains and you will find far more reasons to rejoice than complain.  I am calling you to rejoice through the words and deeds of your life—wherever you are whatever you are doing.  Be a living testimony to the joy you have received through Jesus forgiveness of sins and hope of eternity in heaven.  Others, all others you meet, should feel as though to be in your presence is to have come to a party.  Put on a happy face and invite your world to join My party.

God’s Question: Are people drawn to you because of your joy?

God’s Promise: My followers receive My strength to do My tasks.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for your deep inner joy we can have at all time.

I am Sorry I ever put on a sad face and ignore Your joy.

Thank You for reminding me to be happy for Your sake.

Please help me spread your joy to all I am around.

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