I Am Invited

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

And I am invited here.

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that He has made.

And I am invited here.

All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

And I am invited here.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

And I am invited here.

The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises all who are bowed down.The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.

And I am invited here.

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He also hears their cry and saves them.

And I am invited here.

Invited to see the power of God firsthand. Invited to be rescued, made new, and heard. Invited to healing even when the pain overwhelms me. Invited to cry and be helped. Invited to be a spokesperson for God. Invited to a life shaped by the abounding love of God.

I am welcomed into God’s story and my life unfolds under the canopy of His goodness, the power of His love. I don’t invite God into my life, my life is invited into His. I am transformed by the invitation of a lifetime that lasts for a lifetime.

And so. . .I live invited.

Invited to see the hand of God. Invited to taste the goodness of God. Invited to know the power of God in my own life and in all the lives before me. Invited to know God deeper, deeper, deeper still.

And as I see my life for what it is–invited–I am less overwhelmed by all it is not. I believe that I am welcomed into His Great Story which will envelop every nuance of my life. I am not here to fend for myself or my story as I scream and plead with God to please walk into my life with His power, goodness, and love.

Oh no.

His story is in me.

I am invited to watch all my rough drafts and rewrites unfold in the original, specific way God has always purposed for me. I am invited to see and experience what life in God fully means. I am invited to be here while God multiplies my life and deepens my understanding of His love in my life. I am a recipient of God’s goodness and a spokesperson for His goodness. I am living proof there is a living Hope.

I am invited.

And I am invited here eternally.

(all italicized Scripture found in Psalm 145)

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