Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing In Grace Part 08 - Invited

Are you feeling parked in your faith and not moving forward as you would like? Take some time today to respond to God’s invitation to come to Him and find His rest.

In our busy days we often try to commune with God on the run. Carve out 20 minutes today to sit quietly and allow your heart to draw near to God through the following verses of truth. He will draw near to you. It’s a promise you can count on.

COME unto me all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest…for your souls.”  Matthew 11:28

1. C - CAST your concerns

“Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Bring Him your unanswered question/self pity/ disappointment/ your distracted life.

2. O - OPEN your heart

“Don’t worry about anything but pray about everything. Tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers.” Phil 4:6&7

Ask for His truth to penetrate your heart and mind and open your heart completely, with all your doubts and reservations, to Him.


“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Lay aside your own best thinking and ask God to give you what He knows you need today. Thank Him for His mercy and grace in your time of need.


“May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Let His peace and joy flow over you and spill out to those around you.

prayer & reflection

Lord God,
Today I want to sit in Your presence and let Your love settle over me. I need to draw near and feel Your presence and Your love. Speak to my heart as I allow each one of these verses to steep into my heart. Thank you that You are all I need today.
I pray this in the strong name of Jesus, amen.