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 him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
Open The Door
Are you standing outside the door of my heart? Are you waiting for me to hear your voice? Do you want me to open the door to intimate fellowship with you? I’m sure that you know the answers to those questions. There is nothing I want more than to live in intimate fellowship with you. Do you think that you will invite me into your heart one time? Do you think that you will hear and answer my call today for tomorrow? Do you think that you will open the door to intimate fellowship with me once and for all time? I’m not sure what you are asking me. You have invited me into your heart. You have opened the door to intimate fellowship with me. You do hear my voice speaking to you. What about today? What about right now? What about tomorrow and the next day after that? Will you keep asking me into your heart? Will you keep listening to my voice? Will you keep opening your heart to intimate fellowship with me? Yes Lord, I will. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. I want to live in intimate fellowship with you everyday. I want to hear your voice speaking to me everyday. I will open the door to intimate fellowship with you every day.
How will you keep on opening the door of your heart to me? How will you keep listening to my voice? How will you keep living in intimate fellowship with me? I knew those questions were coming. They are very important questions. I know. It is easy for me to become distracted. It is easy for me to wander away from intimate fellowship with you. It is easy for me to be distracted from being able to hear your voice. Why is that? This world that I live in is a busy and noisy place. It is full of distractions. It is full of alluring enticements that cry out for my time and attention. I am constantly being bombarded with the thoughts and values and opinions of this world. If I am not very careful I will become just like the world and all those who live in it. You are in this world, but you are not of this world. I know. That is why I must make time and set apart a special place where I can meet with you. As I meet with you, I will be opening my heart afresh to you. As I meet with you, I will be listening to all that you have to say to me. As I meet with you, I will be enjoying the intimate fellowship you want me to have with you. Yes, you will. That is what I will do. That will be very good.
Lord, I will not leave you standing outside the door of my heart. I hear you knocking. I hear you speaking. I am listening to your voice. I will invite you into my heart. I want to live in intimate fellowship with you. Come in now. Amen
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