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Welcoming Jesus

“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.”

– Revelation 3:20

If you’ve been listening to me for any length of time, you know that I’m passionate about hospitality. In fact, I believe that offering an open and safe place for people’s hearts is one of the most effective ways to expand the Kingdom of God. And while the human manner of welcoming happens primarily in person-to-person relationships, there’s another type that’s important to our spiritual lives, and that is creating a warm and inviting home for God Himself. You see, when we said yes to Jesus Christ, the Lord of all Creation came to live inside of us, and now, we’re called to make His stay as fruitful as possible. This doesn’t mean we should strive to win His approval through good works, but simply that we should open the door so He can get comfortable. The Bible says that our Savior stands and knocks and that when invite Him in, He comes to fellowship with us. In fact, though it seems too good to be true, when we set the table of our hearts, He brings the food. As we allow the Holy Spirit to sit down and dine with us, He provides a feast of abundance that satisfies our soul and waters our spirit. This is why it’s vital that we’re always ready to welcome Him. Only when we’re still can we hear Him knocking, and only when we hunger for Him in worship, meditation, and prayer can we experience the deep satisfaction He brings to our midst.

My friend, make yourself a hospitable home for the King of Kings. The God of the Universe wants to bring a lavish feast of fellowship to your life, and all you need to do to partake is welcome Him. Quiet your soul so you can hear His voice, roll out the red carpet for His presence, and pull up a chair at the table of your heart so He can satisfy your hunger with spiritual food. Jesus loves you so passionately that He is willing to spend every day abiding with you, so continually receive Him, and you will be abundantly blessed!

Prayer


Jesus, I want my life to be a welcoming place for you, so I invite you to come in and dine with me today.

Reflection


Is your heart a hospitable home for Jesus?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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