Revelation 3:20 – “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 him, and he with me.”
Ok, let’s look at this verse a little. First, let’s examine the context. John was writing under the influence of the Holy Spirit on the island of Patmos. He is writing to the church at Laodicea. So he is writing to believers. This is very important. Sometimes we think that Jesus only knocks on the door of the unbeliever’s heart. But He also knocks on the door(s) of the follower as well.
Another thing, when we look at this verse we tend to think that Jesus is knocking on the front door of our heart. And He does knock on the front door whenever He is calling us unto salvation.
But think about it. Do you only have one door in your house? Chances are – no. You have multiple doors that lead to various rooms. Sometimes we close those doors because we don’t want others to see what is inside. Right? See where I am going with this? Jesus wants access to all areas of our heart. He wants to see your junk room. He wants to see your office and where you clean your laundry. He wants to see your bathroom – where you take care of yourself. All these places typically have doors and often times we close them. People don’t really need to see our messy laundry room, right?
Let’s look at why Jesus wants to see these rooms, why the door needs to be open.
Bedroom – the place where you go for peace. Is it a mess? Is there no peace in this room because of filthy rags on the floor? Have the windows been neglected for so long that the Son cannot shine in?
Bathroom – the place you go to clean your physical body. Is there soap scum everywhere – are you just going through the motions? Is the mirror dirty? Can you really see yourself for who you are?
Laundry room – the place where you wash the dirt away. Can you even get to the washer? Do you know how to use it?
Study – the place you go to learn and work. Once again, how is the window? Is it peaceful or a disaster?
Living room – the place where you veg and chill. Is there junk on the tv? Are you filling the room with unholy information?
The kids’ room – the place where they have their own space. Have you made sure that is it safe in all areas of life?
Kitchen – the place where you provide. Do you ask for help in here? Do you try to ensure that everything coming in and going out will provide what your family needs to be healthy?
Jesus wants access to all these places. He has a desire to make all things new. He wants to be a part of all aspects of your life. But you have to open the door.