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Don’t Forget the Invitation

What paved the way for Jesus to perform His first miracle? An invitation: “Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding” (John 2:2).

Jesus had just been baptized three days prior to the wedding in Cana of Galilee. As He rose up out of the water, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove and the voice of God Himself thundered down from heaven with the acknowledgment, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:17).

That event marked the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry. But an invitation was the necessary precursor to His first miracle. If the host hadn’t invited Jesus and His disciples to the wedding, Jesus wouldn’t have been there. If He hadn’t been there, He wouldn’t have turned water into wine. If he hadn’t turned water into wine, the wedding in Cana of Galilee wouldn’t have been the site of His first miracle, and all the guests would have missed out. The invitation preceded the miracle.

If we want to see the Holy Spirit moving through whatever we are doing, we have to invite Him. If we are expecting Jesus Christ to do something miraculous in our situation, we have to invite Him. If we covet God’s divine orchestration over an outcome, we have to invite Him.

Are you inviting Jesus Christ into every part of your life?

-by Pastor Mike White

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