He Knocks At The Door
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
I invite you to think about the first time you opened the door and welcomed God into your life. What was it like? I’ll never forget the day I decided to talk to God for the first time since I was a child. I told him that I thought he was real and that, if that were the case, I’d like to try going to church again. Only two or three days passed before my grandparents invited me to go with them to their church. Later, I read Revelation 3:20 and realized how much God can do if we just invite him in—how much he wants us to let him into our lives. He is just waiting for the go ahead.
Someone once explained to me that God is a gentleman. He isn’t going to force his way into our lives. He would prefer us to want Him there. He will knock and if we welcome Him in, He will eat with us. It is ultimately our choice. There are many reasons why we may shut God out of our lives or maybe just shut Him out of certain areas in our lives, but it doesn’t change the fact that He is always there for us wanting to help. He wants to be our God. Do you have any doors shut that you could open to God today?
We may be able to use the above scripture as a way to show people how to connect with God. If you know someone who is curious, or if you’re curious yourself, I encourage you to talk it out with God. Nobody even has to know when you do it. The important thing is that you’re curious. That curiosity is set in your heart by God. God is the one who draws us to Him. The seed is planted by Him, so whether you like it or not, He is already thinking of you. He is seeking to be with you and desiring for you to come home to Him. In John 6:44, it says “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.”
It’s not an accident that you are reading these words today. He chose you. He is knocking on your door and hoping you’ll open it. Maybe just see what it’s like to open the door and see what the God of the universe will do. Even if it’s just in a new area you have never let Him into before. For those of you who have opened the door, let it sink in how glorious it is.
It’s also important to note that the scripture says if anyone hears His voice and opens the door, He will come in. Anyone. This tells us God wants to be in a relationship with all of us. It is one of the gifts Jesus left us at the cross. All who believe in Him will become a child of God. This includes the blameless and those who are to blame. There is nothing too big to scare God away. He desires a relationship with each and every one of us. All we have to do is accept.
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh no of the will of man, but of God.