Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Revelation 3:20

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
Revelation 3:20

You know, this makes things sound so simple... and maybe they are a lot more simple than we sometimes think.  God is always seeking to hang out with us.  He isn't even just waiting for us to come to him... he has already come to us, and he is knocking at the door, waiting for our answer.  We don't have to go searching for the spirit... we don't have to travel, trying to find God.  All we have to do is *listen* ... and let him in.  Not saying that both of these things are not hard in their own ways.  Sometimes with all of the distractions around us, it is hard for us to focus, hard to hear God through the extraneous everything that we let into our minds. ... And even harder sometimes to get the door open with the blockades and coils of barbed wire that we set sometimes to guard ourselves from the outside. :) ... But just knowing that those are the only two tasks, perhaps that can give us some hope... and also, with practice, it is easier.  Learning how to relax, to let go of our preoccupations, to find the soft knocking amongst the loud distractions.  We learn to hear God just like we can sometimes hear the voice of a friend amidst the jumbled cacophony of a crowd.  Easier, again, with practice, to let down our guard, to open the door to a friend.  Let's try to listen today, and answer the door, so that we can have God with us throughout this day.

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