You are Invited

But the Word of God continued to spread and flourish Acts 12:24

You are invited today to consider where you see the Word of God spreading and flourishing? Where are people’s lives being changed because they hear the Gospel and meet Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? What are you doing to be part of this sweep of Good News? What difference would it make to your family, your workplace, your town, your land to have the Word of God spread and flourish there? What is God saying to you today about your part in this? What is He calling you to do to spread His Word? How will you respond?

May God bless you as you witness His love to others today.

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You are Invited

I will make known My holy Name among My people Israel. I will no longer let my holy Name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. Ezekiel, 39:7

Today you are invited to consider God’s holy Name. How do you react when you hear God’s Name used as a profanity? What do you say and do? How do you use His Name? What does the way you use His Name say about who you are and your relationship with God? What is God saying to you today through this verse? How will you respond?

May God bless you as you hold His Name holy today.

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I am Wondering

I am wondering.

For just over four years now I have been writing my ‘You are Invited’ posts on Discovering the Rainbows. I know there are people who follow me from the likes and email responses and occasional comments I receive. I always enjoy hearing from you. Thank you for your responses. And I can see how many people look at the actual blog and where you live from the stats the website gives.

What I am wondering about, though is the Friday morning post.  This one. The one where I write more. Sometimes it’s fun, sometime’s it’s worship, sometimes it’s even heart wrenching.  What I am wondering is how many people actually read these posts, on Facebook, by email, or on the website itself. I enjoy writing them, but do they detract from my blog? Or are they the only thing you read?

Would it be an improvement if I started another blog called You are Invited and have the daily posts on that and keep the longer posts on Discovering the Rainbows? Or the other way round, and find a new name for the Friday posts?

Would you follow both? If not, which one would you follow? Or would the process of having to follow a new blog put you off? (Sorry to those of you who are computer wizz’s but I know some of my followers are not 😉

Last year, when I was struggling to find inspiration for the You are Invited posts, God told me that He wanted me to continue with them.  And I find a deep joy in knowing that people, all around the world are using them, and God, Himself, is using them.

But I have always enjoyed writing the longer posts.  Perhaps if I separate the two, I can go a bit crazy and write even more.  Do you think people would be interested? Or can I do that on this site anyway? Does it take too long to read them? Are they long enough already?

I don’t want to lose touch with any of you and I would really appreciate some feedback – your opinion is important to me, and, after all, you are the people who will benefit (or not) by any decision I take.

What do you think?

In the meantime – I am wondering …

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You are Invited

Jesus answered: “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21:22

Today you are invited to consider how you feel about the spiritual life and accomplishments of others. Do you experience envy or admiration or do you feel diminished when you see someone succeed in matters of faith? Do you wish you could be more like them? Do you long for a ministry of your own? How often do you compare your own calling with others and feel dissatisfied? In this verse, Jesus is talking to Peter and He says to him: “…You must follow me.” What is Jesus saying to you today? How will you respond?

May God bless you with a clear calling and the awareness of His grace and His approval as you follow Him, no matter what anyone else is doing around you.

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You are Invited

Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear. Luke 14:35

Today you are invited to consider how often you hear God. How does He speak to you? How do you know it is His voice? What is He saying to you at the beginning of this new year? Do you want to hear Him, or would you rather you did not? Is He challenging you to do something new? Read the verse again. How would you feel if you blocked off God’s voice? Speak to God about these things and ask Him to speak to you clearly that you may hear His voice, and then give you a willing heart to follow Him.

May God bless you with ears that hear, and with a willing heart today.

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You are invited

Then Jesus said to them, “Give  back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” Mark 12:17

Today you are invited to consider what in your life is ‘Caesar’s’ and what is God’s.  What do you owe the Government that rules your country? What do they demand of you? How willing are you to respect those demands? And what belongs to God? Is their conflict in your mind between the two? How do you reconcile this? Speak to God about these things and ask Him to show how you can honour both your country and God Himself.

May God bless you with His guidance in such matters.

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You are Invited

Jesus said:

“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me…” Matthew 10:37

Today you are invited to consider these words. They seem to be harsh. What is God saying to you today through them? Ask Him what their significance is in your life and then spend time listening for His reply. What will you say or do in response?

May God bless you with understanding today.

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