An Invitation

Revelation 3:20 Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. (MSG)

I heard a knock on the door. I opened it but there was no one there. I closed and locked the door then turned to walk back to my living room.  Revelation 3:20 flashed before my eyes. I couldn’t help the tears that started falling. Jesus was in my home. He showed up to spend time with me.  I sat down on my couch, took my bible and read that verse even though I know it by heart. I sat quietly for a few minutes listening for Him then felt to just be with Him. I took my journal, pens and put on some worship music and waited in His glorious presence. Now, it is just me and Jesus.

Whatever happens…happens. No limits.

The Lord delights in us so much that His desire to be with us is like a flaming fire. That burning flame ignites a thirst and hunger in us for Him that leaves us craving for more of Him. The best part is He will always draw us deeper when we linger in His presence. The bible tells us that our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29).  I love that He seeks us desiring to be with us (Revelation 3:20). How amazing is that! Shouldn’t it be us to pursue Him? Shouldn’t we be the ones to knock on His door? Yet His door is never closed to those who seek and hunger for more of Him. We are always welcome to walk in; we don’t even need to make an appointment. The invitation will never expire.

This deep yearning He has for us should drive us to Him not to ask for anything other than to be with Him. He is everything and in Him are all our needs. Presence is everything. He is everything. He is Presence. To me, an atmosphere of worship is a must have thought it’s not the song I’m listening to or the singing; it’s my posture. Complete surrender and submission no matter what is going on around me. I’ve been tired when He desired to be with me so I sat and waited hoping I wouldn’t fall asleep. He is marvelous, so awesome in His dealing with us. In my tired state, He showed up and I felt so rested and renewed and the only thing I could that day was cry. I was so overwhelmed by His caring heart. Such tenderness and gentleness from the all-powerful God wrecks me every time. I can’t think of His love without crying; it just wrecks me.

So that day I sat with Him and we didn’t talk for a while. He just let me feel Him, drinking Him in like a parched piece of land, curiously exploring the new depths in which He had drawn me like a little child. I was so happy that I felt myself swaying back and forth with excitement and this fresh wave of glory rushed through my being. Fire spread through me and I cried out reveling as it fanned out from limb to limb consuming me with such ferocity I didn’t think I could take another breath without exhaling fire…literally. The power of God’s love is so sweet; it’s addictive that I have to keep going back for more just to function. Yes, I’ve come to a point in my relationship with Him that nothing else will do for me. He is everything! If I could spend all day in His presence, I would. In fact, I’m looking forward to the day I will be able to just lock in and hang out with Him all day and night. We don’t have to talk about anything though I’m more than content to talk about Him. God always moves from glory to glory and to me, hunger for Presence has opened that door. I felt I was in new territory though familiar as He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore yet it never gets old.

I love how possessive He is with me. I love His fiery pursuit of me as His bride. I love that He is jealous of my time with Him. I love that I can go to Him anytime and He will always be there; always available for His bride. I love that I don’t have to say anything, that His presence is enough for both of us. I love that When He speaks; His words are a fire in my heart. I love that He sustains that fire because I seek Him, I’m persistent in my pursuit of Him as His bride and He never fails me, He never disappoints; He is a faithful Lover always filling my soul with His love. He doesn’t ration it, He just feeds me and I feast on His goodness, I drink from His well. I love that He delights in my song. I love that He is everything I need now and always. I love that nothing can separate me from the love of my Father (Romans 8:38-39). So when He knocks, I will always open my door and bow deeply before His presence and remain in His bridal chamber. Bridal Love is deep love and only He can give you that.

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