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Yes, all were invited. All ARE invited. Few are chosen/ selected.
I know a few things about weddings. Clothes matter! A great deal of time is spent making sure you've dressed appropriately and have chosen the right color and style. Great care is given to details.
There is only one set of clothes which are appropriate to wear to the Wedding Banquet Abba Father will host. We are told exactly which outfit is appropriate. The "garments of salvation," the "robes of righteousness," (Isaiah 61:10). Jesus is THE door, THE way, THE truth, THE life.
If we're going to the wedding; we'd better be wearing Jesus.
I've seen a lot of emphasis on conversion in many churches, but much less emphasis on discipleship, mentoring, spiritual formation.....We are doing our fellow guests a disservice if we don't clue them in on the required clothing.
HOW do we put on Jesus? WHAT does it look like to wear Jesus? WHY would I want to wear Jesus? WHEN should I wear Jesus? Do I have to wear Him ALL the time? Can I take him off on car pool days? What has been most helpful to YOU in learning to wear Jesus? To follow Him wholeheartedly? What has helped you move from "new convert" or "baby Christian," to disciple or wholehearted follower?
Once again I'm reminded God has called me to mentor/disciple and I'm excited our theme at Beale AFB chapel this year is "A Year of Discipleship."
Living all of life before the face of God...