God's Holy Fire: 'Hear the Invitation'

Thursday, November 7, 2019

[In his revelation to John, Jesus said,] "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. ... Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
— Revelation 3:20, 22 NIV

Key Thought

Jesus told us that he stands at the door and knocks, waiting for us to open up to him. His invitation is for believers, for Christians, for those of us who claim to follow him. We can so easily and lackadaisically lose our passion and become lukewarm. Jesus passionately called to his churches in Asia Minor and urged them, and also now is urging us, to hear what the Spirit says. To those who have become lukewarm, Jesus says "be earnest and repent" (Revelation 3:19) — he wants our hearts and minds dedicated to him so we will follow his teaching and example with passion!

Today's Prayer

Father in heaven, thank you for speaking to us through the ministry and words of Jesus. Thank you for speaking to us through the message of the Scriptures inspired by your Spirit. I open my heart to your message and ask that I be convicted and motivated by your will. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Revelation 3:20, 22 NIV — "Here I am!"

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

Scripture quotations marked MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.