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.
As today is the 1st day of Lent, I am reminded of a message that I read some time ago from the devotional Wisdom Hunters. It has stayed on my heart ever since.
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 the exchange Christ had with some of the Pharisees because of their lack of faith. He reminded 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 far 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)
So today, He is with you now.