Revelation 3:20 (HCSB) “Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and have dinner with him, and he with Me.”
This was Christ’s message directed to the self-satisfied and lukewarm church of Laodiceans. Jesus’ effort was to restore her to fellowship. While this message was to the Laodiceans, it reveals the truth about Christ’s attitude and value for fellowship with His people.
Our fellowship with God is an individual decision. You can observe that, though He was speaking to the church, but when it got to this point, the language turned personal. We must individually respond to God’s invitation to fellowship. There is no need waiting for your friends; your response should be based on God’s invitation, not on your friend’s decision.
Christ will never break into our lives, or force Himself on us. Though, He has a testimony that He opens and no one can close, and closes and no one can open, but when it comes to accessing any door in our lives, He does not consider it right, to break or open the door by Himself; He wants us to willingly open to Him.
Christ is always willing and ever ready, for the recovery of our fellowship with Him, much more than we are willing to come back. God does not give up on us, no matter how far we have gone, or how deep we have fallen. His arms are wide open to receive us back into fellowship.
Even, if our case is different from the Laodiceans’, but we could see Christ’s attitude towards the issue of fellowship. He does not wait for us to come, He comes to us, as His manner was with Adam and Eve in the garden. If there is any sound that God will not cease sending our way, it will be the sound of fellowship. He has taken it upon Himself to stand and knock, it is our responsibility to hear and to open.
How can we maintain a growing intimacy with Christ on a daily basis?
Father, give me the grace to maintain a growing and unbroken fellowship with You, in Jesus’ name.