Revelation 3:20 - An Invitation for Relationship with Divinity.

Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) 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.  


This Supreme Gift is a phenomenal, priceless 
treasure beyond all measure! It's a relationship with 
Deity that leads to eternity. 


   I've discovered that at a certain age, 
one's junk mail takes on new themes. Several years 
ago, my husband and I began receiving cards and 
letters that, on the surface, look like desirable 
invitations - often to a nice dinner free of charge. In 
reality, these mailings are attempts to lure us into 
attending sales pitches for different Medicare plans, 
investment services, and even hearing aids. We RSVP by 
tossing them in the trash. 
   My favorite invitations are the ones from 
Jesus, printed in the Bible. First, He invites us 
to accept forgiveness for our sins and receive 
eternal life (John 3:16). Then, He bids us to follow 
Him and help build His kingdom (Matthew 4:19); 
live abundantly (John 10:10); and come to Him 
when we feel weary, burdened, and need rest 
(Matthew 11:28). Jesus offers living water to quench 
our spiritual thirst and the Bread of Life to 
satisfy our soul (John 6:3-5). 
   Just like any invitation, biblical 
invitations call for an RSVP. Jesus pictured Himself 
standing at the door, waiting to be invited in so He 
could fellowship with us. I choose whether to open 
the door to receive all Jesus has to offer. 
Every day I'm flooded with loving invitations from 
Jesus. He's just waiting for me to respond. No 
sales pitches, but joy and satisfaction 
guaranteed. Dianne Neal Matthews 
   Faith Step: Focus on the condition of 
your heart at this moment. Which divine 
invitation do you need to respond to today? Thank Jesus 
for His promises and tell Him you gladly accept 
His offer. [Mornings With Jesus 2023 Devotional 
by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Pray in your closet and as you go about your 
daily labor let your heart be often uplifted to 
God. It was thus that Enoch walked with God. 
These silent prayers rise like precious incense 
before the throne of grace. Satan cannot overcome 
him whose heart is thus stayed upon God.  There 
is no time or place in which it is 
inappropriate to offer up a petition to God. There is 
nothing that can prevent us from lifting up our 
hearts in the spirit of earnest prayer. In the 
crowds of the street, in the midst of a business 
engagement, we may send up a petition to God and plead 
for divine guidance. A closet of communion may 
be found wherever we are. We should have the 
door of the heart open continually and our 
invitation going up that Jesus may come and abide as a 
heavenly guest in the soul.. live in the pure air 
of heaven. Those whose hearts are open to 
receive the support and blessing of God will walk in 
a holier atmosphere than that of earth and 
will have constant communion with heaven. Let 
the soul be drawn out and upward, that God may 
grant us a breath of the heavenly atmosphere. We 
may keep so near to God that in every unexpected 
trial our thoughts will turn to Him as naturally 
as the flower turns to the sun.  SC98-100 


When love fills the heart, it will flow out 
to others, not because of favors received from 
them, but because love is the principle of action. 
Love modifies the character, governs the 
impulses, subdues enmity, and ennobles the affections. 
This love is as broad as the universe, and is in 
harmony with that of the angel workers. Cherished in 
the heart, it sweetens the entire life and sheds 
its blessing upon all around. MB 38  


Revelation 3:20 - An Invitation For 
Relationship With Divinity.