Sunday, November 8, 2015

Who's In There, Anyway?

During an examination, the doctor was trying to make a nervous little girl feel comfortable. Looking down her throat, he asked, “Do you think I’ll find the Cookie Monster down there?” The little girl was puzzled and did not respond.
Then he put a stethoscope to her chest to listen to her heartbeat and asked, “Do you think I’ll hear Grover growling in there?” Becoming more confused, she looked at her Mother wondering how to respond.
Finally, he looked into her ears and said, “I wonder if I’m going to see Barney inside?”
Perplexed, she looked at him and said, “I don’t think you’ll find the Cookie Monster inside me, but there are probably a few French fries from lunch. And Barney’s on my slacks as you can plainly see. And there is no room for Grover in my heart. I opened it up to Jesus and He lives there now.”
Jesus wants to come into our hearts and save us and have fellowship with us. Quietly, He stands there gently knocking, graciously waiting. He is always persistent and patient, but never pushy. He allows us to make the decision to invite Him into our lives and bring His life changing power and presence inside the door of our heart. This is what He wants as He waits quietly for us to respond.
Prayer: Father, we admit that You want to save us and that we cannot save ourselves. May we accept Your salvation now. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

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