Written by: Daryse Osborne

Morning and Evening Meditation

Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV: Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.

Pray: Lord, help me to be aware of Your Presence in each part of my day. Help me to allow you access to my circumstances.

Devotional

What’s it like to get an invitation to something?  It depends on who it’s from and what it’s for…right?  Jesus gave many invitations in the gospels.  For example, He invited Simon and his brother Andrew, who were fishermen, to follow Him, telling them He would make them fishers of men.  He asked Zaccheus in Luke 19 to come out of a tree so he could go to his house and dine with him. He invited the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 to drink from water that only He can give. Jesus was present, accessible; these were all personal invitations!  In each account, the person He invited, accepted His invitation, inviting Christ to transform his or her life.

In the Jeremiah 33 scripture, the Word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time to confirm the promise of the restoration of the Jewish people to their country, but also to encourage them! In the same way, God invites us to invite Him to show us things he has for us…important things that the Amplified Bible says “have been confined or hidden.”  Like the people in the gospel accounts, we have an opportunity to invite Christ to be an active, transforming part of our lives EACH day. Like, the people in Jeremiah’s day, we can invite Him to reveal any area or thing that we haven’t given Him access to or that seems hidden from us right now. Jesus is accessible!

 Question

Take a few minutes and ask yourself where you are in your life right now: how are you feeling…energized or tired?  peaceful or overwhelmed?  burdened or joyful?  worried…hopeful? Do you sense God as near or far away?

Prayer Challenge

Talk to Jesus.  Invite Him to reveal any area that you may not have considered, or that you may be keeping from Him.

Next Step

Write down your specific invitations for Him to be an active part of your life today. Continue this each day this week.