Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. (RSV)
Thought for the Day: Into my heart, Into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus.
I have never found it easy to ask for things I want or need. I do not know why, but I have always been that way. As I reflect over that and I pray this morning to my God, I know I am to ask for what I desire. However, I decided that I wanted to hear words from God today. So, I prayed for my children and I prayed for my husband, and then I prayed that God would speak to me in some way before I brought my desire to Him. As I struggled to listen and heard all of my words as I listened, I had to push those away. When I did, I visualized a print that I have in my house that came from my parents. It is the print of Jesus standing at the door knocking to come in. In the print Jesus is knocking, but there is no doorknob for him to come in. It is obvious that He wants to come in but He is waiting for me to open the door to my heart for him. I thought it strange because my first thought was, “I know you are with me all the time, Jesus, why is this image in my mind?” Then I realized that maybe He is telling me that He knows I have not let him in completely. In my thoughts after that, I realized that I hold back so much of my life from God on a daily basis. Yes, I pray throughout the day, but I still hold on to worry and concern after I pray.
Today, I want to open that closed door and let Jesus come fully into my heart. I want to ask Him for the desires of my heart and to truly feel I have asked from my heart, a heart that has accepted Him fully in every aspect of my life. I ask for my desire, Lord, to move my family to a new place where my family can be apart of a new family of faith with people who will love and nurture my children, my husband, and me. I ask for a place we can continue our ministry and be there for a congregation.
Prayer: Jesus, I want to open that closed door, right now. I want you to come fully into my heart and for me to accept your presence and feel you leading me through everything I do and say. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Please Lord, I ask with an open heart for the desire in my heart, to go where You send me. Amen.
Prayer Focus: PEOPLE WANTING TO OPEN THE DOOR TO CHRIST