Jesus invites you to get to know Him, as did His early disciples. The invitation is far more that an opportunity to learn about Him, it is a bold call to experience Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). We are beckoned not just to consider, but also to taste and experience God working in us to will and to act according to His good purpose (Philippians 2:13). We are called to encounter God’s presence and power within us. The teaching of the gospel is more than a record of information about Jesus’ life, it is an invitation to experience transformation. The story of His life and ministry is a message of the incredible opportunity for a life changing relationship with Jesus, the Lord.
When I reflect on the awesomeness of the Creator and Sustainer of life there are several things that do not surprise me. I am not surprised to find God expects me to worship Him. It makes sense that the God whose hands positioned the planets in order, deserves the worship of one whose hands often struggle to get my garage in order. It also does not catch me off guard to discover the Lord God has left us a roadmap and extended to us an invitation to know the way to eternal life. I encourage you to embrace God’s call for you to “Let Your Light Be Seen in 2019.