We stumble through this world. Some of us, most of us, hurting in one way or another. Be it addiction, broken relationships, dysfunctional home life, sickness, lack of self-worth, rejection, frustration, despair, stress at work, confusion, memories of the past, lack of control, trying too much to control...the list goes on. Let's face it, in this world we will face troubles of many kinds. Last night I was challenged to ask myself what area of my life I needed to give God access. What area did I need to hand over to him?
Revelation 3:20 20 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.
It's not a question of whether or not God is interested in us. For He stands at the door, ready, waiting even for us to respond. Knocking...requesting access to our lives.
Yet we shut the door to certain areas of our lives. The areas most affected by our hurts, habits and hang-ups. Or wanting to control, we deny access to those things that we are certain we can handle on our own. Why must this be? It doesn't need to be.
Lord, I give you access.
To my life. To my marriage. To our homeschool. To this home. To my thoughts. To my actions.
Come on in.
How about you?