Daily Encouragement –
Key Verse –
John 7:37-38 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
“Come on over to my place, my family is having a barbecue!” I bet you would love an invitation like this. Doesn’t you mouth just water in anticipation of a good ol’ Texas barbecue? Imagine arriving at their house expecting brisket, burgers, hot dogs, or steak only to find they are barbecuing vegetables because the family is on a diet. What a let-down that would be.
As much as you need or desire food, there is a greater need that you have that has much more importance. Since the day you were born, you began to die. There is no escaping death. Major downer huh?
Knowing you are trapped with no way out Jesus says “Come to Me”. “Come to Me and lay down your sin, shame, and brokenness. The world has only empty promises that leave you thirsting for more. Come to Me and be eternally filled and satisfied. I paid the price with My blood for you to be saved, healed, and set free. Come to Me”
Jesus offers you exactly what you need right where you are. Even as He is calling “come to Me”
Will you accept the invitation?
Will you bring your problems, cares, worries, sin, shame, brokenness, and more to Him again and again?
Will you walk in the freedom, healing, and life Jesus offers?
Prayer – Jesus, help me to accept your invitation and come to you bringing all my baggage. Help me to lay it at your feet and take up the freedom, healing and life You have for me, in Your name, Amen.
Challenge – Write down everything that keeps you from accepting the invitation to come to Jesus today. Pray and ask God to help you bring these things to the altar and lay them at His feet. Do it today!!! Do whatever it takes to step into the freedom and life God has waiting for you.