“Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if any hear my voice and open the door, I will come into their house and eat with them, and they will eat with me.” Revelation 3:20
This was part of the message given to the church in Laodica. They were known as the lukewarm church. Jesus was knocking at the door for them to repent. They had made a decision that where they were at in life was enough. They had enough money. They were content with where they were at in life so they would not let God prune or correct them. He was standing at the door knocking, wanting true fellowship with them again.
I know for me, it is easy to become complacent. I like routine. I like rules. However. I also know that when I only allow God the space I give Him in routine, I run the risk of being lukewarm. I miss out on some opportunities as well as His pruning and correction. I miss out if I only allow routine because He may knock at another time.
I know God honors the consistent time I
have with Him. I just don’t want to reduce
His access to my life to just those times
in the day. I want Him to have complete
access. I want Him to know, I don’t expect
Him to knock. He is always welcome. I want
Him to know that there is no area of my
life that is off limits to Him. I am not going
to be doing anything that He can not be part
When we bought our first house, it had
two living rooms. Our children were
not to cross the threshold without permission unless it was an emergency. This
allowed my husband and I to have privacy
as our bedroom suite was on the other side
of the room. They were also allowed in
the room when we had family gatherings
is it was nice to have a space for the kids
I don’t need privacy from God. I need His presence, His correcting. His pruning in every arca of my life. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and have Him spit me out like lukewarm water because I didn’t live on fire for Him. I don’t want Him standing outside my door knocking wondering if I will invite Him in. I want to hear His voice always.
Prayer – Lord, this is my invitation to you. I invite you into every area of my life, no knocking required. You are welcome any time and at all times. Just come on in, I desire your
presence, your fellowship, your instructions
and correction. Have your way in and
through me. In Jesus name, amen.