Open The Door… Before You Clean House

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” - Revelation 3:20-21
 
 
When it comes to having guests over, everyone knows the drill. Before the guests arrive, we have to clean house. You know, get everything all tidied up and looking good before someone enters. We can prepare when the guest’s arrival is planned; but what about when they show up unexpected?  
 
I recall times when people have come to the door unexpectedly, and I did not want to let them in because the house was messy. I hadn’t had time to clean the house first. A lot of times this is exactly what we do with God. He comes knocking. We know He’s knocking but we tell him we cannot open the door because we do not want Him to see the condition of our houses and the messiness of our lives.  
 
But God understands messy conditions. As a matter of fact, He says unto us, “whosoever will” let Him, come. Sometimes having courage means being honest with yourself and being honest with God. He knows when you are lukewarm. He knows when you have disobeyed him. And He knows when you try to do things your own way. He also knows your past.
 
Despite all of that, God wants a relationship with you. He wants you to let Him in, not after you clean the house, but as soon as He knocks. Do not sacrifice a relationship with God because you want to clean things up first. The reality is that it is impossible to clean your spiritual house without God. So don’t bother. Let Him help you!

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