Life comes from the inside and goes outward.
Babies grow in the womb. Then Life inside comes out.
Chicks grow inside the egg. Then Life inside comes out.
Butterflies grow inside a cocoon. Then Life inside comes out.
Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables grow inside their shells or outer covering. Then Life inside comes out.
Even as we do not notice, our old skin is being pushed away and new skin replaces it. Life inside comes out.
Life comes from the inside, not the outside.
So how is it that we reverse things when we think of Jesus in our hearts? Many of us grew up hearing we should “invite Jesus into our hearts.” As a child, I wondered where Jesus was before I invited Him into my heart. As an adult, I never fully understood it either.
I looked at the famous picture of Jesus knocking on the door. He always seemed to be outside the door waiting for me to answer the door.
And then one day I realized I had it backwards. You see, Jesus created this house, called my body. It’s His house and He has lived there from the beginning. He was already in my heart, not by my choice, but by His. He was waiting for me to discover He was there. He knocked!
He does knock on the door to our hearts … from the inside. If you place a stethoscope over my heart or your heart, you can hear Him knocking. He wants us to open our hearts so He can come out where we can more fully experience Him. He wants to go together with us into the world.
Take a few moments and enjoy His Reassuring Knock. And then open the door and let Him in … into your life fully … and into the world!
Here I AM!
I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears My Voice and opens the door,
I will come and eat with that person,
and them with Me.
… I AM in you!
… The Kingdom of God is within you!