Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Dinner with Jesus
Imagine sitting down to dinner with Jesus. What would you talk about? What would you learn? What questions would you ask? In today’s promise, we’ll see how Jesus invites us to sit and dine with Him.
In this promise, Jesus invites you to open the door to your heart and allow Him to have fellowship with you.
Most of us are familiar with this verse. We may have heard or used it in a Gospel presentation. However, this verse was actually written to Christians.
At one time, Jesus knocked on the door of your heart to offer salvation. You responded in faith, and Christ came into your heart, making you a new creature and giving you eternal life.
Then Jesus continues to knock on your heart. He wants to move into deeper fellowship with Him.
This promise says that Jesus invites you to dine with Him. There is something special about sharing a meal with someone. When you really want to get to know someone, you invite them to dinner. Jesus used this picture to illustrate His desire for you to get to know Him and have an intimate conversation with Him.
Welcome to the Kitchen Table
The kitchen table is the place of fellowship. You invite guests into your living room, but you welcome friends to the kitchen table.
This promise appears in the middle of a letter written to the church of Laodicea. The church had lost its passion for Christ.
Like so many Christians, they had become lukewarm in their faith. They had allowed other things to get in the way of their fellowship with Him. They weren’t really cold to God, but they weren’t on fire for Him either. They were middle-of-the-road Christians living outside of an intimate fellowship with Christ.
With all that goes on in life, it’s easy to have faith in Christ but not fellowship with Him. It’s easy to hold onto Christ but not walk with Him on a daily basis.
Jesus is Knocking
Jesus is always knocking and always calling you to a deeper level of fellowship. Too often, like the church in Laodicea, we have allowed the other things in our life to crowd out our first love for Him.
Today, listen for Christ knocking at the door of your heart. Open the door and invite Him into the daily activities of your life. Take a few moments to sit down and spend time with Him. You will experience a deeper level of fellowship and a return to your first love for Him.
Look at that promise again.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20
Make these confessions.
Jesus is calling me to an intimate walk with Him.
The more I respond, the deeper our relationship goes.
I will not allow the world to steal my fellowship with Christ.
Today, I will listen for His call.
In Jesus’ name,
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Have you opened the door and dined with Jesus? (Share your thoughts in the comment section below).
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