“Behold, 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.”- Revelation 3:20
In Chapter 11 (“How Not to Miss Jesus”) , the concluding chapter of Missing Jesus, authors Charles and Janet Morris discuss the subject of prayer. They observe that sometimes we think of prayer as a monologue that we must initiate. Furthermore, we may not be sure that God actually is listening. We also might believe that we have to get into a spiritual frame of mind and say what we think Jesus wants us to say.
Yet, as John tells us in Revelation, Jesus wants to have a conversation with us, where we talk together intimately like friends at a meal. Jesus, the authors add, wants to enter our world and hear our specific thoughts so He can bring them into the light of His good news:
“Jesus . . . goes right to the heart of people, sometimes asking hard questions that do radical surgery on our status quo. He wants to expose the roots of our fears and unbelief, to bring us out of the dark world of our erroneous thoughts into the light of his wondrously good news- because that’s how he re-creates us.”
Today’s question: During your desert, land between time, what hard questions would be asked in your conversation with Jesus? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Come just as you are”