This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: James 4:8 (ESV)
Today I want you to hear that Christ is calling you to him.
Recently I read one of the daily messages from a devotional called Wisdom Hunters, and it has stayed on my heart ever since. The central theme of the message is to remind us that Christ wants us to come to him. The message opens with Matthew 11:28 that reads: “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened.”
The message goes on to say, “Christ isn’t calling you to a church or a particular religious method of prayer. He’s calling you to himself. When you want to lay down and give up on life, he is saying, ‘Come to me.’ When your finances are a mess; when work is tiring you out; when your marriage is in trouble; when you feel ashamed, worried, anxious, frustrated, or angry, he is saying, ‘Come to me.’”
This devotion reminds me of what Christ told some of the Pharisees when they asked him to show them a sign. Because of their lack of faith, he refused to show them a sign, but he warned them by reminding them that when Jonah spoke to the men of Nineveh, they repented. Yet someone has come who is far greater than Jonah. The Queen of the South came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Yet someone greater than Solomon is here now.
Jesus is here now with you and he is calling you to him. How will you respond? As you think about that, remember these words: “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 (ESV)
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So today, answer his call.
Beeeeee the Blessing You seek for yourself.
Thank you for your message and B’…ing the vessel tonight. I’m in the fire currently as GOD has me on the Potters Wheel..and though I do not see the 4th man… “I feel him”… nigh.
Your message was HIM showing out tonight. Thank You…B.
This is really amazing.
I have been on a focused, intentional spiritual journey. This morning, I was thinking about a mantram; I wanted one to aid in my focus during prayer and meditation but some recommended ones weren’t striking a chord. This afternoon, I passed a church with a message about Eucharistic Adoration. The thought of sitting with Christ, in this religious tradition sounded so good; no one would need to know this particular religious identity was one I had left.
Then, the next message on this digital sign came up: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light.” Ahh! My mantram?! Here it is. Focusing my mind as Christ leads in the light and informs my inner being’s truth. I felt so comforted. Could this be the mantram I desired?
Later, upon returning home, I saw your email. I have seen them in the past but like so many other emails I have signed on for, I would pass them by with a hurried mind, spinning to the chant of, “Too busy! Too busy! Too busy!”, and on and on.
Today’s message in the subject line: “Christ is Calling You to Him” caught my attention. This message was meant for me.
Christ Himself wanted my attention. Today. Now. So, I opened the email. I read with emotional distance. The first paragraph, I thought, “Well, happily this doesn’t apply today (I am not weary and burdened at this time.). I kept reading and there it was: the assurance that I did not have to join a church or pray a certain way with certain prayers in order to connect to what I was reading–that was so assuring and the distance wasn’t as great as when I opened the email.
…”He’s calling you to Himself….”
The rest of the message played out like a breadcrumb trail for me. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 (ESV)
Amazed. Amazing. Thank You, Jesus.
This journey I have undertaken truthfully did not involve Jesus. I was using another name for God. I have been in search of a spiritual journey of my own free will. I feel a lot freer than I have in the past. I was tired of “not doing it right”. I felt as though I was always trying to prove my worthiness or apologize for not being the kind of girl/woman God answers prayers for.
And Jesus? Sure, I acknowledged Him but it was always as though He was on mute. Following God left me feeling dejected. I felt as though I exhausted Him. And I felt confused, sad and lonely.
I began to read and practice meditation. There were recommended mantrams for Christians but nothing felt tender and intimate. I wanted a special connection. And today, my prayer of all prayers has been answered. The prayer of my heart has not been all the other things I bring in petition to Him-though they are important to me. No, I realize the prayer of my heart has been the desire to be seen by God. To be acknowledged.
Today, I felt singled out, sought after. Usually, I am the figurative lost sheep the shepherd hunches up his shoulders and says, “Eh, she’ll get home alright.”
Today, I felt Christ’s appeal. “Let Me be your mantram and your way.” For the first time, I feel as though it really mattered that *I* follow Christ. Not as one Faceless Many in the swarms of other followers. I feel seen. I AM seen. Jesus cares so much about this inner journey of mine; not wanting me to go it alone or without Him.
When I reflect on this I realize the first paragraph of your message did apply to me. I have been weary and burdened.
Ms. Webb, thank you for this message. Thank you for offering blues to blessings. I am so grateful to have been led to your site.