Here 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 that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20
Like a delivery man tap-tap-tapping on your front door waiting for you to answer; Jesus lets you know He is available. And the gift Jesus offers is certain: you will be set free from sin.
Can Jesus be any clearer in His message to us? Daily, He shouts the words – “Here I am!” Though Christ is available twenty-four, seven, it is up to you to invite the Savior of the world into your life. Jesus is simply waiting for your invitation. He needs nothing formal. A simple statement such as: “I need you, please, come in.”, will have Him instantaneously filling your heart with love.
And that simple invitation doesn’t take much time to extend. However, in today’s society, most folks have too many pleasures knocking at their door, and those selfish pleasures often receive priority over our Savior.
- Computer Time
- Social Events
These activities are fun in their own right. I enjoy them all, especially family visits and personal time writing blog posts. But if I should ever stop reading The Word or stop trying to implement The Word into my daily interactions with others, then I am basically closing the door to Jesus. I would miss learning the messages for my life that He desires to share with me.
The Bible tells us Jesus is always here for us, sharing His love and comfort. The message He proclaims is truth – If we believe and have faith, we are set free from our sins.
Jesus keeps tap-tap-tapping. . .
- Jesus wants to share His instruction on love with you: Mark 12:28-31 …Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
- Jesus wants us to know He will comfort us: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
- Jesus wants us to believe in the power of faith in Him: Matthew 21:21-22: Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
- Jesus wants us to receive salvation: 2 Timothy 3:15: For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus offers us an open invitation, to offer Him an open invitation to us. There are no loop holes, no catches, no good works we must do. We need not be guiltless or unbroken or unused or unflawed, because humans can not reach the bar. No life spent on earth is perfect or pure or clean or flawless, except for Jesus’ thirty-three years He lived on earth.
I urge you now to make-up the spare bedroom and add another chair to the table. Because once you open wide your front door and invite Jesus into your heart as your living supplier of life, you will never want Him to leave.
Come read my post next week, as I explain each section of Revelation 3:30.
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