Thursday, October 3, 2013

Is your door been knocked on?

We all have a door in us....
Its is the entrance to our heart....
It is the guard we use to stop anything hurting us, bringing us down or letting evil take control....
With most of us, our door stays shut. Its never been opened, In fact it has weeds growing over it, thistles growing between the cracks and hinges that have never worked....
This door is usually stays shut because we don't people to know us too well or to know what we think and the way we work.
We are so used to having our door shut, that we don't allow any influence into us because we are scared and proud and we try to protect the little that we have....

What's inside your door?
What are you keeping hidden away?

But there's someone who is always knocking on your door, always standing waiting for you to open it, wanting to come inside, wanting to know you.
You can chase Him away.....But He'll come back, every time!
He is known as the light of the world!
He is known as the King of Kings!
He is Jesus Christ!

Our doors do not have handles on the outside which means that no-one can enter without our permission. We have to open the door from our side.
Jesus will always knock on our door, but the handle is on the inside and only we can decide whether to open for Him. He will never force Himself into our lives.

He invites us to sit with Him. He invites to eat with Him and be His friend.
Revelation 3:20 - 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.

Jesus offers a personal invitation to each of us, because salvation is for each of us individually. In The days when Jesus was on this earth in flesh, it was customary to sit and eat together. this was a form of friendship and love. This is why 'eating' is referred to in the above verse.
We are often hesitant to let Jesus in or anyone else for that matter because we are scared to show others how "dirty" our inside is.
But remember, Jesus is the only one that clean up the inside. We are not strong enough to do it ourselves. We need Him, We need His redemptive Spirit and His blood shed for us will be poured into our hearts and clean all the "dirt" out.

BUT.....The decision is yours!
Do you hear Jesus knocking on your door?

I think the picture below is a perfect illustration of this story. Painted by Holman Hunt.

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