Anyone who has raised teenagers will tell you that they use the door to their room to assert their growing independence. They want to be left alone to figure out life. Often, what was once a healthy, loving relationship with their parents grows lukewarm. Parents are often left standing at their door, knocking to see if they can come in. Jesus does the same with you. He stands knocking, asking if you will open the door of your heart.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
This verse is written to the church in Laodecia, otherwise known as the lukewarm church. They got that tag because the water from the hot springs that flowed downhill from Heiropolis to Laodecia was lukewarm. People would spit it out of their mouths after drinking it. Jesus compares the church to the city’s water. They were neither hot nor cold in their faith. They had shut Jesus out of their lives. So, Jesus was standing at the door, knocking to see if they would open up. He wanted to come in and dine with them. That meant He wanted a close relationship.
It is easy for our faith to turn lukewarm. Life gets busy, and things that we perceive as necessary push Jesus out. Soon our faith isn’t as hot as it once was. We come to accept it and go on with life. Jesus will never be satisfied with our lukewarm faith. He will always knock at our door, wanting to be in the middle of our life. He is persistent and won’t go away. He wants you to turn back to Him.
Open the Door of Your Heart
Open the door to your heart. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Jesus wants to enjoy every aspect of your life with you. Dining with someone in the ancient cultures meant more than friendship. It meant you were family. Jesus wants to be intimately involved in your daily life. Let Him in and watch as your faith catches fire.