And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God... "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
— Revelation 3:14, 20 (KJV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
It has always fascinated me that this verse has often been cited by those calling others to conversion when it is primarily written to a lukewarm church and her members, needing to rekindle their love relationship to the Lord. As believers, we need to ask the Lord Jesus into our hearts, lives, and churches. It's not that he's not there, it's just that he awaits our invitation — he will not barge in. He only inhabits hearts into which he has been invited!
Holy Lord and Savior, I know you long to share your presence and fellowship with me. I know you are nearby as I draw each breath. But I confess that I am often unaware, and even sometimes unappreciative of your presence. I ask you this day to come into my heart and fill my life with your presence, comfort, and power. I want my life to be lived for you and with you. Holy and Almighty God, thank you for providing Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In his name I offer my thanks and praise. Amen.
Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Tuesday, August 14, 2018