“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” -Revelation 3:20
Sometimes it can feel like God is far off. With brokenness, racism, bigotry, hatred, violence, and so much evil in the world, it’s hard to see where a good God fits in to all of that.
But what if God is closer than we think? What if, instead of sitting on his mighty throne in heaven, laughing at our misfortune and foolishness, what if he’s right on the other side of the door?
The truth is, God knocks on the door of our hearts every day. He does it through his word, through a song, through a conversation, or through a conviction of the Holy Spirit. God loves us so much, that he wants us to choose to let him in, rather than bursting through the door uninvited.
How do we open the door and let God in our lives? By opening the door to one another. When our society bends towards creating barriers between people who think, act, look, or believe differently, we shut the door not only in the face of others, but in the face of God. God stands at the door and knocks with an opportunity to love someone of another race, to fellowship with someone of a different background or belief system, to break bread with someone who has wronged you.
When we shut the door on others, we shut the door on God. But when we hear the voice of God, he will call us to open to doors, to destroy the barriers, and to throw a party.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are present in the moments where I can’t see you or feel you. I pray you would give me strength and humility today to open the door of my heart to you by opening the door of my heart to your people.