The idea that Jesus would knock and wait for us to open the door is amazing. I mean here's the King of kings, the Lord of lords waiting for us. He is powerful and awesome, clothed in righteousness, all powerful, omnipotent, omnipresent, and He waits for us- that is love from above as only He can love. In this present day how many of us would wait for anybody for anything and yet He waits. This day when its get out of my way, move it, you are costing me time. Jesus waits for us to hear His voice, when we don't even have time to listen to our own families, He waits for us to hear and let Him in. He comes where He is invited, He wants to dine with us, sup with us, and become one with us. Can you imagine the Lord wants to dine with you and me, how awesome that God wants to be with us, that He loves us and he waits for us to hear His voice and open the door, He will come in and dine with us and us with Him.
How many times do we have the opportunity to answer the door and open the door of our heart and invite Him in, if we could just hear His voice in this noisy world in which we dwell. If we just had the time to open the door of our heart with all the places we have to be and all the things that need to be done right now, if we could find or make the time, if we could just .... He would come and sit at our table with us, He would dwell in us and with us if we take the time to hear His voice.
Guys so many times we don't even make the time to dine with our own families and friends and then there's Jesus too, He wants to be with us and dine with us. Jesus standing on the outside of our hearts, hear His voice and open up and let Him inside our heart and have that intimate relationship that He desires and we so desperately need. So many times Jesus is being asked not to come and He is removed from all the family happenings. I mean we don't set out to do this on purpose it just happens. Bros lets invite Him first and take the door off the hinges so it won't get closed ever, when we let Him stay in our heart it's much easier to hear Him, than through a closed door it's always hard to hear. You see we installed the door and closed the door Jesus never installed it or closed it. You may say I don't have a stone heart, praise the Lord its only wood, it's much softer than stone. So if this may have happened to you, get on your knees and ask Jesus to help you remove the door... Hopefully it just takes a screwdriver instead of a hammer and chisel, but in any case He is able, you see our Lord is a "Builder"and He knows just the right tools to get the job done. So trust Him to help uninstall any doors that may have been installed over time. He will help you with the restoration He desires for you to have "Direct Access/ Direct Relationship" always through an open heart to Him.
Ephesians 5:16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. May Jesus help us to redeem the time. To follow His example. May we invite Him into our hearts and along with us when we dine with our family and friends and may they see Jesus sitting at that table with us! And may they hear His voice and want to answer the door and open the door of their heart and let Jesus come in and dine with them. If only they could hear His voice through our conversations when we dine with them, maybe they could come to dine with Him and He with them.... I pray that a door wouldn't keep anyone from receiving Christ, especially a door that is not locked and always ready to be opened, maybe the Lord will use you today to show them how to open that door so that they can hear, see and invite Jesus in today, so they can dine with Him for eternity. Jesus always has the time for us, we say how can that be, He says love is how it can be.