Five Minute Friday: Invite

The word for this week’s Five Minute Friday free-write is “invite.”  (Click on the image above to find some other great posts in the linkup too.) Here goes:

I’m in the middle of reading Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection, where she shares about how to live into a wholehearted life.  I was struck while reading it of how much Jesus invites us to live wholeheartedly as well:

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV)

” My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10 NLT)

” I came to give life with joy and abundance.” (John 10:10 VOICE)

All the words Jesus uses here are so inviting: full, rich, satisfying, joy, abundance.  They simply pull you in and make you desire to go deeper with Him (or to get started at all, if that is the case for you.

Therefore, I pray that you will take a hold of the two-fold invitation Jesus offers you.  First, to follow Him as the Savior and Lord of your life. And second, to dive into the wholehearted life He holds out before you and so desperately hopes that you will take.   After all, He invites you to this sort of life:

Full

Rich

Satisfying

Joyful

Abundant

So go ahead, open up the Jesus’ invitation and I promise you that you won’t ever want to go back!