Extending God’s Invitation

This is part 3 of the series The Invitation.  See also part 1 – Hearing God’s Invitation, part 2 – Responding to God’s Invitation.

The_InvitationMost of the time God involves you and me in the process of extending his invitation to other people.  Sometimes God works alone, but often he involves us.

The life of following God must be like a flowing river.  If there is no output from everything God puts in then you will grow stagnant and nasty.  You are a conduit through which God’s love, mercy, goodness, and invitation flow.  My question to you is this:

Are you the end of the line?

The question means this: God has worked in your heart to save you.  Have you told anyone?  Have you extended that invitation to someone else?  Perhaps God is working in your church…have you invited someone else to come with you?  The apostle Andrew serves as an excellent example for us…

“One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus.” – John 1:40-42

Notice 3 things that Andrew did after he found Christ.

  1. Andrew seeks out Peter.
  2. Andrew gives Peter a short testimony.
  3. Andrew brings Peter to Jesus.

God has a purpose for your life that extends beyond just the material/physical.  You live where you live for a reason.  You work where you work for a reason.  And God is involved in bringing you to those places.  We need to learn to ask the question in every area of our lives, “Who am I here for?”

Who is waiting for you to be their Andrew?

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