…You know you want to
When you hear a preacher use the expression, ‘Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart’, what is the first thought that comes to your mind?
Is it ‘I will install a door bell so that His knuckles will not hurt’, or ‘I will get the keys and open the door quickly’?
If your first thought is the former, it means that you realize that Jesus desires a closer fellowship with you and it hurts Him that u are ignoring Him. You feel guilty because you know He does not deserve it. However, you are not ready to let Him in because you are still holding on to your sins. So, to ‘mitigate’ His pain and disappointment, you remove a few sins from your life; you don’t tell lies unless it is ‘very very necessary’, you go to church a little more often and recite the Lord’s prayer as many nights as you remember. You say to yourself, ‘Jesus, at least, you’ll feel better now’.
However, if u choose the latter, it means that you are willing and ready to let Jesus rule your heart. You are repentant of your sins and ready to throw out the trash. You long for Jesus and His presence to fill your heart.
Make no mistake about it, Jesus can go on knocking and He isn’t looking for little changes in your life. He wants you to turn around completely and be conformed to His will. He wants to be able to call you His friend. He will not break in. So, unless you open the door, He will remain outside, waiting for you to open the door so that He can come in and bless your life with grace and joy in unlimited measure.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and sup with him and he with me.