by Renée Berry
Do we really believe that we can love, live, manage anything for one second without The Lord Jesus? We were never meant to; so, why do we try? Instead of Inviting Jesus In, we just tend to skip over, around and through hurtful places, bad experiences, and wounds and relationships gone awry. How do we expect to be free of not forgiving, pain, suffering, despair and neediness? There is no way!
What does Inviting Him In really mean?
For me, it means REALITY! The “normal” Christian life is not free from suffering. I think Jesus promised that! (Romans 8:17). While on this earth, we have three major foes-the world, the flesh and the devil (1 John 2: 15-17; Galatians 5:16-17, 19-21; Ephesians 6:12). Why would we even think we would enjoy any moments of peace, unless, we Invite Him In to those places! Inviting Him In means to engage with Him in as many moments that are possible in our conscious state and to acknowledge He is Who He says He is!
What do I do when I Invite Him In?
I tell Him how I thirst and hunger for Him and desire what He desires for me! I need Him to exchange all that I am carrying all that chains and binds me; all that keeps me from living and loving from His very LIFE as He lives in and through me.
Inviting Him In-intimacy in its most supreme state! He is the Fountain of Life and He never stops flowing! Out of that Fountain of Life, we can live the New Covenant life!
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