November 4, 2015

The Divine Invitation

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Psalm 27:8 (NLT)

Who could resist such an invitation as this? Think of it for a moment. You and I have the unmerited privilege to come into the presence of a holy God at His invitation to speak with Him! No greater opportunity could be afforded anyone!

The previous verse reveals how the Psalmist received such an invitation. It came in response to his prayer,

Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! Psalms 27:7 (NLT)

As he aligned his heart with the heart of God, he was able to hear the Divine invitation, “… Come and talk with Me.” No wonder David, the Psalmist, was called a man after God’s own heart!

What about you? Carve out some time right now and align your heart with the heart of God through prayer. Ask Him to hear you as you pray. Then, wait before Him in silence and listen to what He has to say. Notice that the invitation was to talk with God and not just to Him. Enjoy His presence today.