It feels great to receive an invitation from someone who desires your
presence; one who wants you to come to something special. The most
important invitation we’ll ever receive is from God Himself. He yearns for
you to come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. In fact, the dominant
theme of the Old and New Testaments is simply come.
Christ always welcomes you with open arms.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
(Matthew 11:28 ESV)
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not
hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35 ESV)
“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come,
take your choice of wine and milk—it’s all free!” (Isaiah 55:1 LB)
“Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at
stake.” (Isaiah 55:3 LB)
“And so it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the
Lord shall be saved.” (Joel 2:32)
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 LB)
Another C word mentioned in the Bible is candy. OK, though the Bible
doesn’t actually mention this word specifically, it does get into sweet
stuff—which could possibly be considered the Old-Testament version of candy.
“My son, honey whets the appetite and so does wisdom!”
(Proverbs 24:13 LB)
“Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much of it, or it will make you sick.”
(Proverbs 25:16 LB)
“No, I haven’t turned away from what you taught me; your words are
sweeter than honey.” (Psalm 119:102-103 LB)
I love candy!
But unfortunately, Cadbury, Chocolate covered peanuts and Clarks bars
aren’t mentioned in the Bible. (Maybe we’ll get them in heaven!)
With or without candy, just make sure you’re always coming to Jesus.
Many of you know I suffered a severe spiral fracture of my femur by falling
on the ice Feb. 10. I had surgery, stayed in the hospital for a week, was
transported to a rehab facility for a week, and drove everyone nuts.
No, actually I had the privilege of praying for several of the staff members
who were helping me. BUT I had to cancel two speaking engagements and
may have to cancel a few more. I’m home now, but I’m in pain and can’t
Will you please pray for me?
And if God leads you to make a donation, here are a few thoughts:
If you want to help with high medical bills (even though I do have
insurance), you can simply send a check to Susie Shellenberger, 7012 N.
Lake Front Drive; Warr Acres, OK 73132. You will NOT receive a tax
donation receipt for this.
Or you can make an immediate deposit into Venmo using my venmo name:
@Susie-Shellenberger These monies will go directly to my medical
If you’d like to donate to Susie Shellenberger Ministries, you WILL receipt a
tax donation receipt, and can send a check made out to Susie
Shellenberger Ministries at the address listed above OR you can go to my
Website: SusieShellenberger.com and click on the GIVE tab, then the
DONATE tab and it will take you to PayPal.
Yes, things are crazy. (Ahhhh, another C word. Remember when David
pretended to be crazy? Check out the story in 1 Samuel 21.)
God is faithful.