Let Jesus into Your Life
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. Revelation 3:20
At the cusp of every human heart is a door. Through that door we allow all our emotions, choices, and decisions to flow in and out of our heart. We choose what we love and who we love. We decide who we will allow to influence us and what teaching we will learn. What we say is informed by our heart. How we “feel” is instigated by our heart.
For the “Bible in New York” one wrote the following insightful observation: “Socrates taught for forty years, Plato for fifty, Aristotle for forty, and Jesus for only three; yet those three years infinitely transcend in influence the combined one hundred and thirty years of teaching of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, three of the greatest men of all antiquity. Jesus painted no pictures; yet the paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci received their inspiration from Him. Jesus wrote no poetry; but Dante, Milton, and scores of the world’s greatest poets were inspired by Him. Jesus composed no music; still Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Bach, and Mendelssohn reached their highest perfection of melody in the hymns, symphonies, and oratorios written in His praise. Thus every sphere of human greatness has been incomparably enriched by the humble carpenter of Nazareth. But His unique contribution to the race of men is the salvation of the soul. Philosophy could not accomplish that—nor art—nor literature—nor music. Only Jesus Christ can break the power of sin; only He can speak “power into the strength-less soul, and life into the dead.” The world admires Christ afar off. Some adopt Him as their example and try to pattern their lives after His. A few open the door of their hearts and invite Him in to be their Saviour. Though Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, If He’s not born in thee, thy soul is still forlorn.”
Would you believe in Jesus? He died on the cross, shedding His blood, not for sins of His own (He had no sin), but for your sin and mine. He completed the work necessary for “God’s Plan of Salvation.” Jesus is offering salvation free to you. He paid the price with His own blood. No matter how many sins, how big they are – or how little they may seem to you, all of us are sinners in need of salvation from our sin. Jesus paid for your sin and died in your place on the Cross. He then rose from the dead and He is knocking on your hearts door today. He loves you. Will you receive His salvation by faith?
Christian friend, rejoice and be glad that Jesus is living in you! Allow His Spirit and His Word to guide and direct your steps and decisions each day. Let the God in your heart have control of your life. You are a new creation made to produce god works to the glory of God. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10