“It’s your move.”

Some people hate board games. One reason may be how slow they can be. Some games depend on a spin of the wheel or the roll of dice, so they move right along. Others require strategy and forethought, and if we take too long, we hear, “Hey, it’s your move!”

Ever thought that God may be waiting for you to respond to Him? We may wonder what God is doing, and look for signs of His work. But what if God already has made His move and now is waiting for yours? Think of the promises and offers He has made and ask yourself how (and if) you have responded.

Jesus says (Matthew 11:28-30), “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Weary? Weighed down and needing rest? It’s your move.

Or take this invitation (John 6:35, 36): “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Soul-satisfaction is offered to all who believe Jesus and come to Him by faith. Unmet longings? Dissatisfied by life? It’s your move.

Or this gracious offer (Isaiah 55:1, 2):
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters, and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.”
Tired of working only to be disappointed? It’s your move.

The Bible is brimming with promises to be claimed. Our spiritual poverty and fruitless searches for meaning are neither God’s will nor His doing. He has offered to forgive, provide for, and satisfy everyone who comes to Him. Jesus, the “Amen” to those promises (2 Corinthians 1:20), has guaranteed them with His own blood.

The next move is yours.


“Father, help us see the beauty in Christ and the grace in your offer of forgiveness and eternal joy. May we come to Him and say, ‘Yes!'”

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