Knock-knock — Jesus is knocking!

Knock-knock. / Who’s there? / Jesus. / Jesus who? / Jesus Christ–the same, yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus is always knocking. He wants you to hear, open up, and continually interact with Him.

All of the inner knocking in your soul isn’t dysfunction or depression. Some of it is Jesus trying to get your attention.

The unopened door of the heart keeps people isolated, lonely, amd self-obsessed. We heal when we let Christ amd caring people come in.

Jesus knocks, offering the opportunity of a lifetime — forgiveness, freedom from inner torment, and reconciliation to God. Jesus doesn’t stop knocking, but many people stubbornly stop hearing His knocking and try to believe that He has gone away.

A guilty conscience fears Jesus knocking, but He knocks to bring grace, healing, and power over sin, not condemnation. When Jesus knocks, too many people say, “Come back later.”

Some people respond to Jesus’ knocking by locking their door. Try not to do that.

Temptation attacks, but Jesus knocks. Too often we surrender to tormenting attacks while ignoring Jesus’ loving knocks.

Jesus persistently knocks, trying to find open doors so that He can break through into today. (Revelation 3:20.) It’s hard to hear Jesus knocking when the sounds of self-interest are shamelessly shouting in your soul.

Even church can train people to ignore Jesus. When church is outwardly focused on programs, performances, and pulpits, it can distract people from hearing Jesus’ inner knocking.

Learn to listen carefully to Jesus. Daily life tends to drown out His knocking. Jesus is knocking on your heart’s door, even when you’re distracted and don’t hear Him. Just slow down and listen.

Heaven’s knock-knock, knocking on your door. Right now!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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