When God created mankind, He created us a living soul; now watch this closely: The Word says, "...no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6b There was an invitation from the Father to you and I or you and I could not have come to Jesus. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 Again there was an invitation to every man, woman and child to come to Jesus. "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 Again, by invitation Jesus calls you unto Himself.
Let this sink deep down into your soul.
If you have a relationship with God, it was by invitation - And because you were made in the image and likeness of God, if God is to have a relationship with you, it will have to be by invitation."
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010