In my last post I wrote about the weight I was feeling regarding being involved in the process of living the Christian life. I questioned if I had crucified my passions and desires to make room for the leading of the Holy Spirit. Well, today I want to redirect a post I started writing yesterday. Originally I wanted to show you all God’s invitations, but that is extensive. Instead let’s look at one aspect — He invites us to the table.
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son…”Matthew 22:2 (ESV)
In this scripture the kingdom of heaven is compared to a wedding feast. The invitations were sent but the people were too busy to come. This begs the question, am I too busy?
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.Revelation 22:17 (ESV)
In this scripture the invitation includes a description of what to expect. My thirst for life will be filled without costing me a cent.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.Psalm 23:5 (ESV)
Here we see God provides sustenance even in the middle of our battles. I imagine how the enemy of our souls cringes when he sees us lounging at the table in the middle of an attack. When I am overwhelmed am I coming to God’s table?
He placed me at his banquet table, for everyone to see that his banner over me declares his love.Song of Solomon 2:4 (VOICE)
I think one of God’s love languages is acts of service, because he shows his love for us in providing what we need.
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.Revelation 3:20 (NLT)
One more imagining. If we don’t come to his table, he will come to our house and knock on our door. I bet he has a bag of groceries in his hand and is willing to prepare that feast right in our humble abode.
So what are you thirsting for? What hunger rumbles in your gut? The King, the Son, the Spirit, and the Bride, all say “Come.”
Grace & Peace,