Flowing Faith

You Have a Standing Invitation to Jesus


A standing invitation to Jesus - flowingfaith.comDid you know that you have a standing invitation to Jesus? How wonderful is that? We are always welcome to Jesus. No matter what time is it or how badly we have messed up. Neither does it matter how long it has been since we’ve visited with Jesus. We are always welcome. Jesus keeps on inviting and is always delighted to see us.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV)

A Standing Invitation to Jesus

If you think about having a standing invitation to Jesus, you soon realize how awesome it. Jesus is the son of God, our Messiah and he wants to stay in touch with us. Personally, relationally. Jesus is humbly inviting us to him so we can be blessed by his presence. He wants to make us whole and show us what it means to be his follower. Jesus wants to invite us deeper into faith because he knows that’s what we need.

If we think his standing invitation is wonderful, then there’s only one thing left to ask: why don’t we take him up on his invitation more often? What keeps us away from Jesus?


Gracious God,
Thanks for gently reminding us of our absence in your presence.
Forgive us for being so busy that we dump you from the equation.
Especially, because we know we need you.
Thank you for our standing invitation to Jesus.
Help us to take you up on that daily.
Teach us what it is to really live with you.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: Do you take Jesus up on his standing invitation to him?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you celebrate the standing invitation to Jesus by spending lots of time with him!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].

Photo by Annie Gray on Unsplash. Linking up today with Dance with JesusFive-minute Friday.

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  • Julie Ann Dibble

    Wow, Mari-Anna. As a late comer to Jesus, I so appreciate this post. We can never introduce or reintroduce Jesus enough. So many sheep left for Him to gather. Have a fabulous weekend! Your FMF neighbor, Julie

    • Thank you kindly, Julie Ann. I think you’ve come to Jesus just on the right time. Glad to have you as my sister in Christ! Abundant blessings to you!

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    I never really saw this, that all we have to be is weary and burdened. Not good, not rich, not ‘spiritual’…just tired, and willing to ask for help. Great job!

    #1 at FMF this week.