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Post For Five Minute Friday October 13th, THE WORD IS INVITATION

It’s time again for Five Minute Friday. The word this week is INVITE, you can join in too... The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung at Five Minute Friday website. Anyone can join in. Just check her website out and follow the prompts.



                How vivid I can recall my friend's car driving up to that vast empty field. The only thing set before me was a big white humongous tent.

                What, I thought to myself, Is this where everyone’s been going all week? Quickly we shuffled our way through the floppy canvas of a door with many others like cattle going to graze; I whispered to my friend Jan, “If my kids could only see me now.”


                Oh, my goodness! Chills flooded my being as I scanned over the sea of wooden chairs before me. Some filled, some not. Were all of these seats really going to be filled with people coming to hear about God? How I pondered that thought as we searched for members of our church who also traveled from miles away.

Service began, and all I remember was the man/preacher on the stage telling me over, and over that, God loved me no matter what I’d done. Then it came — the INVITATION. The invitation to come forward to make Jesus my Lord and Savior. Who me. No way. With thousands upon thousands of people here, no ways was I going to step out of my comfort zone and walk down front of this massive crowd.


                Suddenly — a tap on my shoulder. “I saw you raise your hand Miss, and if you’re afraid to go up, I’ll go with you,” a stranger whispered in my ear.  What was I to do? Well, I am here to share with you, that twenty-three years later, how glad I am today that I did take that leap of faith to, to begin a life-long journey that has changed the course of my life forever. To God be the Glory for the INVITATION of a lifetime.