This morning I woke up with the melody of Oceans by Hillsong United running on a loop in my head. I’ve only heard it a couple of times, but somehow it had hooked its way into my memory.
Later it was back, looping around and around. Take me deeper …
Time to pay attention.
As I listened to it again, I heard the invitation – to go deeper with the Lord, to follow the Holy Spirit, to step out in faith, even when we make mistakes, even when we’re afraid. An invitation to trust Him, to rest in Him, even when the waves of life threaten to submerge you. Because there will be days like that.
It’s an invitation to know Him more, and to know that we belong to Him.
Whatever is happening, He will find a way to speak life, to extend invitations. Are you listening?
Are you listening for the invitations? What is God inviting you into right now?
This is Day 12 of the series 31 Days to Listen.
6 thoughts on “31 Days: Listening for the Invitation”
Oh Ann, when I was going through a time last year when God’s presence seemed so far away, this is a song that I heard over and over and over. I love this and it was good to be reminded of it again. You had asked me once what Henri Nouwen books I had read. One of them was “the Wounded Healer.” have you read that one.
Hi Carol, yes I’ve found it a powerful song; encouraging and challenging.
No, I haven’t read “the Wounded Healer” but it sounds like something worth exploring.
“Whatever is happening, He will find a way to speak life, to extend invitations.” So true, Ann! My mother graduated to heaven just last week. God spoke life to us in his presence, power, and provision. (I wrote about it over at my blog today, October 13.) He extended invitations to us to rest in him, witness his miracles and blessings, and celebrate the new and glorious, never-ending chapter of Mom’s life. Thank you for your affirming words that ministered to my heart.
And thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I am honored, and pray the posts will be meaningful and encouraging to you.
Hi Nancy, I’m very sorry to hear about your mother, but I’m glad that the Lord spoke life and gave you rest. I’m also glad that you’re able to celebrate her life, even as you grieve. May the Lord continue to meet you at your point of need. Blessings, Ann.
Thank you, Ann!