Jesus tells us He is waiting at the door– waiting to be invited in to have meaningful relationship with us. Yet the context reminds us reminds us this fellowship hinges upon something. It depends on us to a degree. It is dependent on our repentance and faith, being in the right standing with the Lord. How is your relationship with the Lord today? Are you experiencing the sweet fellowship your Savior desires to have with you? He is knocking and waiting.
Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 HCSB
What is the greatest news that we’ve been privileged to tell? The sale of our house? Finding a job? Becoming engaged? Having our first child? Remember how difficult it was to keep good news silent? By far the best news we could ever have is that God has accepted us in Christ, forgiven our sins, and guaranteed our home in heaven. How can we keep that news to ourselves? We should not keep silent.
Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”2 Kings 7:9 NKJV
I’m grateful for the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, because they provide us with a framework of how Jesus walked. As a follower of Jesus we are to walk as He walked. The longer we walk with Him,, the more we should see Jesus in our actions and attitudes, and that should bring smiles to our faces. They are big shoes to fill, but when we abide in Him it can become a daily reality. After all, it’s Christ in us that makes a difference.
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:6 NKJV
Our Problems and burdens vary. S0me caused by situations we cannot control. Others are because of our own sins. God knows the limits of our ability to bear pain and trouble. He uses these experiences to help us grow in our ability to bear witness for Him. Note the command to “casting all your cares” on Him. True freedom from personal cares comes only with that kind of total release.
casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 1Peter 5:7 HCSB
Life is not easy. The road sometimes contains unexpected pain and disappointment. God knows what is happening, and He has plans for us. He offers His blessings to us freely. To good to be true? Not when we accept by faith God’s amazing grace and allow God to help transform our thoughts.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 NIV
Satan is vicious in his determination to tempt Christians to disobey God and damage their testimony. Satan’s attacks are also to close for comfort when we carelessly forget to rely on God’s presence and His eternal truth.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psalms 145:18 KJV
We all find ourselves feeling weak, vulnerable, and in need at times. We all face seasons of hurting and helplessness. Thankfully in the kingdom of God we don’t have to fear showing weakness .Jesus is the champion of the needy. He uplifts those who recognize their inadequacies and tenderly cares for those who seek His help. And in our weakness, He is made strong.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11