"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and him with Me." Revelation 3:20
Do we hear the knock? Do we hear the Lord knocking on the door of our hearts? Many times our hearts are full of our own desires, our own ideas of how we would like our days and our life to be. Our hearts are full of all the things that we want to get done on our check list. Consequently, when we hear Jesus knocking, it is faint compared to all the loud knocks that are competing for our attention like: Last minute sales, Christmas dinner preparations, after Christmas sales, returns, etc.
"But God is patient and persistent in trying to get through to us - not breaking and entering, but knocking." commentary
Jesus is simply knocking - gently knocking on the door of our hearts and He says, "If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and him with Me."
Next time we hear His gentle knock on our hearts, let's choose to OPEN the door and enjoy the finest dining that we will ever experience!
"The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consits in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in." C. S. Lewis