Opening the Door

27 02 2013

“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.” – Revelation 3:20

God created you with a door in your heart. You can’t see it on an x-ray. No doctor can point to it with a stethoscope, but it is the most important part of who you are. It is a door that only opens one way. You alone have the key. Who you choose to let through that door determines the most important things about you.

God created man with a curious trait. In order to make us in His own image, He gave us a gift – the ability to choose love. We call it free will. It is an incredibly powerful gift. God, in His sovereignty, made the divine decision to endow you with the ability to choose Him or reject Him. You alone have control over the door to your heart.

Every day, we make decisions about opening the door to our hearts. Generally, the deeper the relationship, the more access someone has to our hearts. We open the door wider for our family and friends than we do for the person we just met on the street. Growing a relationship involves increasingly opening the door wider for someone to come in and touch our hearts. As our trust in someone deepens, we open the door and invite them deeper into our lives.

My Jesus Resolution today is to throw open the door for God. God will never barge His way into my heart. He knocks and loves and pursues me with His grace, but He waits for my invitation. Opening the door will create an opportunity for our relationship to deepen. Inviting Him into my day will help me see His glory, experience His power, live in His purpose, and be transformed by His mercy. He promises when I open the door, I will live in the delight of deep friendship and growing love. Every day I have a choice – peek through the cracks or throw open the door and welcome Him in.


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