Tuesday, January 11, 2011

An invitation from a master...

Think about someone you highly respect in a particular field.

What would your response be if this person chose you to be their apprentice? Asked you to train with them? Work with them? Offered to help you with your stuff pertaining to what they do?

For me it'd be like Robin Jones Gunn helping me on my fiction, Max Lucado imparting to me how he writes about God, and Ann Voskamp and Holley Gerth guiding me through their ways of reflecting on a topic.  It'd be like training to sing with Tom McNichols, or to teach with Dr. Dennis Wilhite or learning to express Scripture in letter forms with Timothy Botts.

Would I finger such an invitation and say "well... let me see if I really have time for this..."?
Are you crazy? I'd be on the next plane to Maui, or Texas or wherever I needed to be!

If one I consider a master invited me to study with them, there would  be no hesitation on my part.
Would you hesitate?
Of course not!

I found such an invitation this morning,

"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord,"and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he." Isaiah 43:10 ESV

I've been chosen, by God, to come and know Him.
He invites me to come and be with Him.
Me with Him.
Invited to hear His heart, to study at His side, to sit at His feet and to experience all the ways that "I am".

He's invited you too.
A personal invitation from the master.
"Come, you, yes you the one in the back - I pick you - come and hang out with me, get to know me. I'll tell you everything you need to know because I am everything you'll ever need."

What are we waiting for?


Lisa said...

So very good! I Max Lucado offered to speak to me personally, I would definitely accept that offer. But someone so much greater has already made that offer. We shouldn't run to people; we should run to God! What a great message!

Holley Gerth said...

Becky, wow, I'm honored to be on this list! Thanks so much, girl!

Stephanie said...

Wow - I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing!