How Do We Invite Christ In?

Do you feel stuck in your quest to know God? Have you ever been around a person whose pores breathe perfect and radiant peace? You may pray, go to church, and have a great family, but maybe you don’t feel satisfied in the same way your friend seems to be. In these moments, we must ask ourselves: where is God in our lives?

At times, we don’t notice God working in our lives when we do not take the time to stop and reflect. Even still, He is at work and we need to surrender to Him, unafraid. When we make this decision and invite Him in, He will enter into our lives. In Revelation 3:20, Jesus makes this offer: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him.”

Our lives are about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, stretching the soul, and facing challenges at every step along the way. As Christians, our spiritual journey brings us back to Jerusalem, to the death and resurrection of Jesus, which gives meaning to all that we do.

The question is: how do we surrender unafraid; how do we invite Christ in; how do we get connected to the sense of discipleship? Most of the time, we follow ourselves instead of following Christ. First of all, we need to know that the Lord is calling all of us to follow Him and that each of us has a gift from God. This gift and call are irrevocable. We have a duty to seek out the Lord; everyone on this earth has that duty. Openness to Him will help you to be aware of his presence; and hence, you will go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, beauty and love.

Lastly, always remember this: no matter what you are experiencing, sweet or bitter, good or evil, no matter how long it lasts, He has not left you alone.

By: Chidi Izuazu