Have you ever put together an event that required you to obtain an accurate headcount and make reservations? You advertise and promote for weeks, months, even years and some do not reply until the last minute.
Others are planners, making provisions in their schedule, and reply right away. You have some who may not pay attention, or the time just passes so quickly, when the event finally arrived, they show up, with the anticipation of still being able to attend.
And then…there is the few…who sign up and THEN bring some extra uninvited guests along with them to the celebration, who were not accounted for. They just “crash” the party. Not only do they crash, they expect to get in.
A reservation means: “to make arrangements so that you will be able to use or have access to something at a later time.”
Jesus is not a party crasher. He only enters your life when He is invited.
We have to stop making reservations for sin (to do what we want), only allowing Jesus in the areas of our lives that we want Him to enter. We need His help in everything. He is our Savior, the One who can deliver us. However, He will not enter without our permission- which is our YES to Him.
What excuses have you given Jesus for excluding Him from your life’s guest list?
“Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’” Luke 14:16-20 NLT