Invitation

 

Invitation


"In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;  in the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. (Psalm 5:3.)
I (John the Baptist) did not recognize Him (Jesus), but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit. (John 1:33.)
'Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.' (Revelation 3:20.)  
One of my favorite lines about Jesus in the Bible is from John the Baptist. In essence, he says this is how they’ll recognize Jesus: He’ll be the one on whom the Spirit descends and remains. 
I love this because so many times in worship these days I may have powerful visitations from the Holy Spirit, but Jesus lived in such a way as to be a constant, living, breathing, walking habitation for the Spirit. Jesus never quenches or resists, never offends or grieves the Spirit. But we do! 
An illustration of this could be found in Revelation 3 where Jesus is standing outside the door (of a church, remember—not a lost sinner!), politely knocking, waiting to be welcomed in. 
The heart of this song is saying we want to live in such a way as to be a prepared and welcome place for Jesus to take up residence through his Spirit. We recognize that God’s presence is in all places at all times, but his presence isn’t necessarily welcomed at all places in all times. So in this song, we’re not asking God to come over - we’re inviting him to take over!" (Aaron Keyes)
For more thoughts behind the song, by Aaron, click here.

INVITATION
Written by Aaron Keyes (ASCAP), Micah Massey (ASCAP), Chris Garmon (ASCAP)
© 2015 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), 10000 Fathers (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7061293.

VERSE
We hear you knocking, we hear you knocking
Make this house your home, make this house your home
We are the temple of your spirit
Make this house your home, make this house your home
We prepare a place, eagerly we wait, we wait

CHORUS
Come in, come in, the door is open
Spirit come and fill this place
Come in, come in, our hearts are open
We’re inviting you to stay, stay here with us

BRIDGE
Open up our eyes to see you in the ordinary
We don’t want to miss you anymore
Open every eye to see, everyday, everything is
Burning with the glory of the Lord

 
 
 

 

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