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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For May
Knock Knock

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Revelation 3:14-22 KJV
(14) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
(15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
(16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
(17) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
(18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
(19) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
(20) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
(21) To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
(22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Godís angels the minister of the church/people, from the beginning of creation. The point is Godís angels, people that follow God from the beginning of creation. The people already belonging to God by choice. These people become rich and self sufficient to the point that they no longer needed God. The people no longer needed God provision in a since, yet the world was created by God and God has the ability to tear apart and put back together anything He wants and anything He needs too. In other words God allows man to have wealth and means to support himself and also brings him down and lifts him up. He takes the poor and leads them by springs of water and enables them to soar. He sits with the old and down trodden in their misery of not being able to do those things they once did, or would like to do.

Jesus stands at the door and knocks anyone that hears Godís voice he will come in and sup with him. He will dine in their hearts, as we dine on his word. He comes to commune with us and to enable us to be all we can be for His glory and honor. He comes to dine to save our soul, He comes to dine to feed us in our lonely hours of emptiness. He feeds us hope of his word. He ministers to our hearts when the pressure of this world comes crashing in. He ministers to our hearts through the joy of new life, and new hope. He satisfies the soul and reminds us of the things to be thankful for. He also corrects our hearts so we become more like him. His correction is for our benefit.

To have a God so loving and compassionate to be willing to come and live in our hearts to be our enabler, our comforter, and our hope for eternity is a blessing. How does God come to live in our hearts, not by force, but by us opening our hearts to him, as creator and Lord of our life. He not only Lord but He is friend, and closer then brother or sister. He knows our needs and wants to the poin the entwines them to satisfy our souls. How can one be satisfied in the storms of life, knowing the hope of tomorrow or time to come that very hour.

When Jesus knocks at your heart will you allow Him. All one has to do is repent and open the door to Him. He will teach you all you need to know. Invite him today, invite him in to stay. Invite him to lead you through the valleys of the shadow of death, over the plains and mountains of life. Ask Him in today, because he paid the price on the cross for yours and my sin.

Dear Heavenly Father forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart Lord Jesus. Come in and change me for your glory and honor and be my Lord today. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion: Psalms 103:1-4 KJV
(1) A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
(2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
(3) Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
(4) Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;


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