Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.—Revelation 3:20
A towering pinnacle of Scripture, to be sure! The Son of almighty God is knocking on the door of every human heart, the very hearts He Himself created. It is also interesting that Jesus says He will come in and dine with those who hear His voice and open the door, meaning He will have fellowship with them and they with Him.
There are so many things to see here. What a beautiful picture of the patience and longsuffering of God that He would knock on the door of the human heart as He lovingly and kindly asks each person to let Him in! But I also cannot help but recognize that we, the body of Christ, are the ones commissioned to be the hands that knock and the voice that speaks.
This verse is also a picture of our manner and method of reaching others. We do so with patience and longsuffering, and we do so with His Word. How I wish Christians would trust in the power of the Word today and remember that the Word of God does not return void (Isa. 55:11) while our words often do!
A pastor shared at a conference recently that early in his walk with the Lord, the Lord clearly said to him, “Available.” He wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but after a few minutes, he realized it was actually more of a question: “Are you available?” He heard this for a few days until he realized he was to make himself available for God’s use every day. From that point on, each day he looked for that particular person he was to be available to.
God desires for you to be His voice today and share His words. The Holy Spirit will guide you to those on whose doors He has already been knocking.
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