To have a relationship with God, the Bible uses the symbolism of a door to our hearts. This reflects that if we want to have a relationship we first must open the doors of our hearts to it. Jesus isn’t like the S.W.A.T. team ready to bombard your life when you least expect it. Patiently and without fail he is waiting there for you. There are times when it feels like the knock is louder than others, this I believe can be true because we may have become good at blocking the knocking out, but someone telling us about Jesus brings the knocking to the forefront of our hearts. This is the feeling you get when you’re at church and the minister gives a salvation prayer and your heart is beating a mile a minute wanting to make the choice to follow God, yet something in your head says ‘RUN’. So, you ignore the knock and go on with your life. God desires an all in relationship with you, maybe it is time to open the door and experience the love of Jesus.
“We all arrive at your doorstep sooner or later, loaded with guilt, our sins too much for us— but you get rid of them once and for all.”
Psalm 65:2 MSG
“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 NIV
Jesus is knocking at the doors of every human being on this earth. He loves every single person alive and has a strong desire to meet them. He loves you and is knocking at your heart looking to come spend time with you. Have a relationship with you.
One of the problems we have is we have loaded the hallway to the door full of our guilt. We can’t see that there is a doorway yet alone hear someone knocking. Ideas and false teachings muffle out the call of the true saviour, feeding us untruths which keep you away from Jesus. Some believe they must clean themselves up before they answer the door and invite Jesus in, this just isn’t the case, he wants to meet you as you are. He will work with you to clean up after, why struggle to clean it up alone when he is offering to help.
Others feel if the let him in he is going to start condemning them for all the things they have done and collected in their lives. He promises to forgive you of your past and work with you to create a better tomorrow, showing you things, you will willingly throw out of your life when compared to the love of Jesus. Why would you wear dirty rags when he is providing the best clothing possible?
Still, others have just not heard anything about him. They live their lives oblivious that there is a problem called sin and that life as they know it is all there is. No one has ever shared the love of Jesus. The church to them might be a place people go a club of sorts for the weak-willed who get suckered in and throw away their money.
Lastly, others hear yet they feel that he couldn’t possibly be calling them. Voices telling them that Jesus is fine for others, but he wouldn’t have time for you. These are voices from the enemy whose main goals are to keep you spearhead from Jesus. Fight those voices, climb over everything that is in the way of you opening the door, rip it open and meet the man who died for you so that you may live.
Jesus is knocking at your door today! Will you listen? Will you fight against the voices that tell you he isn’t? Jesus loves you. He cares for you. He will heal you, spiritually, physically and mentally. He will bring peace and joy. Life as a follower of Jesus isn’t all rainbows and ponies, but it will change your heart and give you an eternal perspective that you never had before. God’s plan for you is to have an all in relationship with him. What is holding you back from experiencing this?
Jesus, there are those reading this that need to hear your knocking at their door. It is there yet they have blocked it out with so much other stuff that it is very faint. I ray that it will start to get louder as they lean their ears to hear it. Let it be persistent in their hearts. They need to feel your love from believers and know that you truly love them. Reveal yourself to them today. Let me be a light to them as well. They matter to you Jesus, so they matter to me too. Amen