Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
January 23, 2014
When You Open the Door
"Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears Me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with Me" (Revelation 3:20).
"One morning I wanted to feed the birds," a saint once said. "It was gray and cold, and the ground was covered with snow. I stepped out on the porch and flung them handfuls of crumbs and called to them. But there they sat, cold and hungry and afraid. They did not trust me.
"As I sat and watched and waited, it seemed to me I could get God's view-point more clearly than ever before. He offers, plans, waits, hopes, longs for all things for our good. But He has to watch and wait as I did for my timid friends."
What a simple thing it is to open a door!
That still, small voice of conscience that pricks you from time to time is probably Christ Himself knocking at the door of your heart. He is waiting for that very simple act by which you open that door - an act of your will acknowledging that Christ is making a claim upon your life. He has that right; He died for you.
If you are not absolutely sure that Christ is in your life, that you would go straight to heaven if you died today, you can be sure right now.
By faith, respond to the invitation of Jesus and open the door of your life to Him. Why not make this your prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I need You. I know You are the Son of God, the Savior of all men. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord.
"Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Enable me to live a supernatural life beginning today. Amen."
If you asked Christ to come into your life, by faith, trusting that He has answered your prayer even as He has promised, then you can know with absolute certainty that He has done so.
Bible Reading: John 14:23-27
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: If I am already absolutely sure of my salvation, I will invite someone else today to pray this prayer. If I am not sure of my own spiritual condition, I will pray it for myself.