Daily Devotional

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Opening the Door

Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.     Rev. 3:20

There are a seemingly infinite number of claims made about what someone needs to do to enter into a relationship with Jesus—you have to say specific words or believe a particular doctrine or behave a certain way. However, this passage in the book of Revelation indicates that it is Jesus who takes primary responsibility for the relationship. Jesus comes to the door. Jesus knocks. Jesus calls to us through the door. Jesus enters through the doorway. Jesus shares a meal with us. In this passage of scripture, Jesus does most of the work to initiate the relationship. All we need to do is open the door—open ourselves up to Jesus, and he will enter in. Maybe as Christians we need fewer rules and more openings for Jesus to work through.

Have you opened a door in your life to Jesus?

Lord, I admit that I close a lot of my life off to you. Only when I am in need and at the end of my options do I turn to you. Which means that most of the time you are standing outside my life waiting to enter, like a visitor to a house who rings a doorbell that goes unheard and unheeded by the family inside. Lord, for all the times I have kept you out of my life, I apologize. Enter in today. Enter into my life every day. I want you to always feel welcome. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN.