We’re learning today about an invitation from God, as we read lesson four in the fifth week of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. Author Priscilla Shirer lists eight invitations from God at the top of page 119 in your workbook. Below this, she has listed resources (scripture verses) showing God’s invitation for you. During the exercise, we listed those things which you felt exempt from. As we continued in our study, we had an opportunity to learn that these invitations are always available to us. Sometimes, trough the work of Satan, the Father of Lies,we do not see the invitation from God, or we are convinced that the invitation does not apply to us.
The lesson today is a reminder to keep your eyes focused on God, reach for the invitation, and take part in the abundant life He offers you.
Dear Father, we are in awe of your invitation to the promised land, living an abundant life filled with your blessings. Open our eyes to the Satan’s attempts to distort our invitation, reveal to us the dark shadow that blinds us to Your word. We come to you God, in obedience and in love, accepting your gift in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- God’s invitation to eat at His table and live in His grace belongs to all who accept it.
- Satan blinds people’s minds so they can’t see the light of the gospel.
- Satan’s goal is to keep believers from fully recognizing all that their relationship with Christ can offer them.
- God doesn’t revoke invitations to a dynamic relationship with Himself.
- Whether you have a tainted life like Rahab or have wandered from the Father like the prodigal son, God still offers you full access to the abundant life.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
As you read over what I have written to you, you’ll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ. None of our ancestors understood this. Only in our time has it been made clear by God’s Spirit through his holy apostles and prophets of this new order. The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I’ve been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. The Message is accessible and welcoming to everyone, across the board. Ephesians 3:6 Message
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
What changes do you need to make in order to accept God’s invitation for you?