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Drawn by the Father

July 21st, 2009 No comments

Jn 6:43-51 (44)

FORTUNE, a leader among American business publications, also provides conferences for senior executives of the nation’s corporations. Bringing together leaders from a variety of fields, including top corporate executives, economists, technologists, entertainers, scientists and government officials they encourage the generation of ideas regarding the trends that embrace all within the larger context. The programs include panels, short vignettes, and interviews during which time those involved in the brainstorming sessions seek to think strategically toward the future.

These conferences are by invitation only. That explains why I have never attended a Fortune Conference. Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is by invitation only as well. In this I have enjoyed the esteemed privilege of being recognized.

I was not invited to a relationship with God because of anything that I was able to accomplish on my own. I was not invited because of my intellectual prowess or my profession status. God took the initiative. From the cross He heralded an invitation to all mankind. Unlike the Fortune Conferences, God did not only choose the best and most promising. He invited the unlovely, the undesirable and the unlikely. Through the work of the Holy Spirit the Father continues to send out reminders to individuals encouraging each one to come to repentance. Have you received yours?

Dr. Gayle Woods

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