Monday, February 22, 2010

Revelation 3:20

Do you remember the old Mervyn's commercial where the lady is standing outside the door saying...OPEN...OPEN...OPEN!!? It reminds me of a verse in the New Testament;

Revelation 3:20 (New International Version)

20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

I remember as a child my parents having a picture of JESUS standing at the door knocking. So, when the commercial popped in my head this picture immediately came to mind. I could imagine hearing JESUS whispering...let ME in...let ME in...let ME in. Let ME into your heart...your mind...your soul. HE is whispering because HE doesn't try to bully HIS way into your heart. HE wants you to want HIM. To hear HIS call and respond without feeling afraid.

Sometimes people are so busy having fun in the world...partying...making money...accumulating possessions...they think they don't have time for GOD. The sad thing is, many times Christians also get involved with things of this world and forget about everything that JESUS did for them when HE died on the cross. They forget that the worldly things that have become important to them mean nothing in eternity. JESUS has to knock on our hearts door also, just to remind us that HE is there waiting for us. HE is patient and HE will continue to knock to get our attention. We have to decide to listen to HIS voice and get back to what's for HIM. Whenever you feel that little nudge, pay attention. It could be JESUS knocking at your door...whispering, "Remember me? I'm here waiting." You have to make the decision to open that door back up to commune with HIM.

Once you open it, put a doorstop in place. Talk to him all the time...hourly is good. Read HIS word everyday. Go to church and be with other Christians. Communicate with Christian friends. When you start trying to do it by yourself...the door may slowly start to close. Stay close to HIM and HE will stay close to you.

1 comment:

Denise said...

What an inspiring message! God is definitely there all day "prompting" us to follow His will!