Eating with Jesus

doorway“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.” Rev. 3:20 (ESV)

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Audio              (3:36)

The most common context to hear this verse in churches today is evangelism. We often quote this verse to people who do not yet have a relationship with Christ to let them know that Jesus wants a relationship with them. However, when Jesus speaks these words in Revelation, He is speaking to believers in the church, not unbelievers.

Jesus is knocking on the door of the hearts of believers for the purpose of fellowshipping with them.

What is really amazing is that Jesus speaks these words right after telling this church in Laodicea some pretty negative things. He tells them that they are lukewarm and because of that, He is about to spit them out of His mouth!

He further adds that they are wretched, poor, blind, and naked.

Yet, He still wants to have intimate fellowship with them!

We cannot fathom the love that God has for us. In our daily journey of faith as Christian healthcare professionals, there will be days we experience failure, setback or fall into some temptation. Don’t let discouragement overcome you. Jesus is standing at the door of your heart. He is knocking and waiting for you to let Him in. He is ready to grant you forgiveness if only you ask.

But don’t wait until you’ve experienced some failure. Listen for His voice now…and open that door to a special time of fellowship with Jesus. Our lives are tremendously busy. Often we have only 5-10 minutes to quickly eat a meal. Jesus doesn’t want a quick 5-minute meal with us. He wants a leisurely meal with many different courses and time spent together. He wants to hear what is in your heart, your disappointments, and your dreams.

We have the tremendous honor of being invited to spend time with the Creator of the universe. It won’t be easy to make the time, and it won’t happen unless you make it happen. Add some “Jesus time” to your busy calendar, especially at the beginning of your day.

You won’t regret it.

Prayer: Lord, help me to hear You knocking on the door of my heart so that I can make the time to spend in fellowship with You. 

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