Is Christ Knocking on the Door of your Heart?
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
Is God knocking at the door of your heart, asking you to let him fully in?
How long has he been knocking? For weeks, months, even years?
Many of us hear him tap-tapping on our hearts, calling us to a life of complete surrender, yet we never fully open the door. We crack the door open, put one eye up to the opening, and peer cautiously toward the Savior of our life.
In the depth of our souls, we long to fling the door wide open and run into the arms of Christ, taking hold of all he has to offer!
Yet in that pivotal moment, we feel our fleshly nature taking over, persuading us to run from the one thing we desire the most: a life of complete abandonment to Christ.
Have You Shut the Door?
As panic rises in our hearts, we quickly shut the door, closing ourselves off from the possibility of doing anything too radical or risky for the Lord.
The weight of our own common sense rushes upon us, shutting out any God-inspired visions before they can even take root.
Enticed by the mirage of safety, we are drawn back to a world of sensible decisions and careful planning, where logic trumps all and security is our highest goal.
Yet in this place of safety, a sorrowful sense of loss lingers in our soul as the sound of Jesus’ knocking echoes like a quiet chorus of regret in our heart.
Open Your Heart
Oh, that we would release ourselves from the false security of this world and open ourselves up to the liberating freedom found in Jesus Christ!
That we would let nothing—not even our unquenchable desire for an easy life—keep us from opening the door to glorious abandonment for the cause of Christ!
A safe life may seem to serve us best here on this earth, but if we choose that route, we will miss out on the greatest calling of our lives. Jesus is knocking.
He wants to come in.
But we must open the door—and open it wide.
We must stand before him with hands stretched out, offering up our own small, safe dreams, so that he can replace them with a faith that embraces every unknown, yet extraordinary, journey that he has planned for us.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16