Sunday, 9 August 2009

The Invitation

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The invitation came in the mail
and addressed me by name
it had a royal seal
The King of Kings
and Lord of Lords
requests your presence
at his banquet

I searched my wardrobe
I must look my best
I adorned my righteousness
polished my good works
and sprayed on some self-confidence
I looked pretty good
or so I thought

I stepped into the grand hall
It was so full of light
I tried to smoothen my gown
Alas, I realised that
I was clothed in rags
Hearing the footsteps of the king
I must hide
Tears began to fall
I can't see the King like this
I'm not worthy
I shouldn't be here

But He said
Come as you are
I have loved you with an everlasting love
I have drawn you to myself with loving kindness
I'll clothe you with my righteousness
Wrap you up in my forgiveness
For I have sanctified you
Take your place of honour at the table
Feast on my goodness and faithfulness

You are my daughter
A princess
I have called you,
chosen you, justified you
Continue to walk in your calling
Be holy as I am holy
You are blessed beyond measure
You shall do great things
You are blessed beyond measure
Remain in my love
This invitation is for a permanent arrangement
I love you


But he said to him, "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, `Come; for all is now ready Luke 14:16-17

As has just been said:"Today, if you hear his voice,do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion Hebrews 3:15

8 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Mark 1:15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” (NLT).

God bless you girl...
Hope you're having a good weekend.
Much love

temmy tayo said...

Come as you are
I have loved you with an everlasting love
I have drawn you to myself with loving kindness
I'll clothe you with my righteousness
Wrap you up in my forgiveness
For I have sanctified you.

This for me, is an opener to God's love for us. He is awesome.

jhazmyn said...

"I searched my wardrobe
I must look my best
I adorned my righteousness
polished my good works
and sprayed on some self-confidence
I looked pretty good
or so I thought

I stepped into the grand hall
It was so full of light
I tried to smoothen my gown
Alas, I realised that
I was clothed in rags...."

This rings so true, there's just nothing like coming just the way we are and allowing God's grace make us worthy...

Tisha said...
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Tisha said...

wonderful
reminds me of the 1st day i trusted God with my life
I was so stubborn...
but He was so loving
He won me over

I'll never leave Him
He gave me something to live for

I am saved o (wanna shout)

Believer said...

@Remi: I am o, God is good, just keep me in your prayers for strength for good works! You are a darling...

@temmytayo: Hiya, how is the Mr and the mr. God is truly awesome

@jhazym: Thanks fr your comment, I can'[t remember how many times i keep forgetting that my righteousness is like a filthy rag compared to the splendour of His majesty

@tisha: SHout!

simeone said...

me sef wanna shout....for let the redemmed of the lord say so..
God bless you believer...

Believer said...

@simeone: God bless you too, how are you doing.