Revelation 3:20 - KEY TO HAPPINESS.

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.  


   C. S. Lewis wrote, If I find in myself 
a desire which no experience in this world can 
satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was 
made for another world. 
   Are you content? Are you a happy person? 
Or, are you thinking, If I just had this, I 
would be happy? You wont find happiness in 
the things this world offers. It wont be 
found in possessions. It wont be found in 
accomplishments. It wont be found in fame. It wont be 
found in any external thing. Happiness does not 
come from seeking it but from seeking God. 
Happiness will be found in a relationship with God. 
   Happiness is not about what I have; 
its about who has me. Its the relationship I 
have with God that brings the ultimate 
contentment. As David wrote in Psalm 23, The Lord is 
my shepherd; I shall not want (verse 1 
NKJV). When the Lord is your shepherd, you can find 
perfect contentment. 
   Tell me what you think you need, and I 
will tell you what you really want. What youre 
looking for in life is a relationship with God. 
Jesus said, 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 (Revelation 3:20 NKJV). 
   Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into 
your life to be your Savior and your Lord? Jesus 
is ready to forgive you, but you must ask Him 
to come into your life. The day you do that, 
your questions will be answered. The day you do 
that, you will find the contentment youve been 
seeking in life. The day you do that is the day you 
literally will change your eternal address from Hell 
to Heaven. [By Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


   Meals, especially in cultures like those 
of the Middle East, are an occasion for 
developing deep friendships and lasting bonds. They 
aren't just about nutrition; they are about 
closeness. This is what Jesus promises His people, but 
only if we hear His voice and open the door. We 
have to accept His invitation and welcome Him in. 
Our primary motive for hearing His voice is 
intimacy with Him. Only then are we drawn into the 
kind of relationship where His will is discovered 
and His secrets are made known. He shares His 
heart with those who have opened the doors of 
   Above all else in this life, accept this 
invitation. Don't view it as a one-time acceptance of 
salvation. See it as an ongoing meal between close 
friends. Let Him lean over the table of your heart 
and tell you what's on His mind. There's no 
greater blessing than this.  
   Jesus, the door of my heart is wide open. 
Come on in. Sit with me, eat with me, talk to me. 
Let me be one of Your closest friends. [The One 
Year Hearing His Voice Devotional by Chris 

   It happens every day, in every culture, 
and in every city, town, and village. To 
establish or deepen relationships, we humans sit down 
and eat together. The habit is in our genes. 
   Go into any restaurant at lunchtime or 
dinnertime or visit any sidewalk cafe and quietly 
observe. You are sure to see business being 
transacted over a meal, or it could be a reunion of 
friends from way back. Look around, and you will 
certainly see several couples, some at the earliest 
stages of getting to know each other, others 
perhaps embarrassingly giddy in love (maybe even on 
their honeymoon), and yet other older couples 
celebrating life together. Perhaps you will see a family 
enjoying eating out, or several tables pulled 
together for a party - for a birthday or maybe a 
retirement. It is human nature to eat together. 
   Important relationships may progress to 
the point of inviting someone into your home for 
a meal. First you set a time and date. You 
carefully plan the menu, shop for ingredients, and 
start preparations well ahead, making sure that 
the setting is right - lighting, music, flowers, 
the best china, crystal, polished silver, and 
freshly laundered linen. And the food - everything 
done to perfection, ready at the same time so 
that you can sit down to eat together. In spite 
of all the preparation and attention to detail, 
it's not about the meal - it is all about the 
relationship. Hearts knit together over food and drink. It 
is what we do. 
   So when the one and only Creator-God, 
Sovereign of the universe, Lord of lords and King of 
kings, walks up to my door and knocks, waits 
patiently, and knocks again, and waits again  maybe 
I'm not home. Oh, I am home, all right. This is 
the door to my heart, my mind. I am always home. 
He knows that. So He calls to me. He isn't a 
bill collector or a loan shark, but a Father 
longing for a relationship with me. Hear the cry in 
His voice: "If anyone hears my voice and opens 
the door, I will come in and eat with that 
person, and they with me." It isn't about the meal, 
mind you - it's about the relationship. 
   Lord, please come in. Let's eat. But more 
important, let's talk. [God of Wonders by David Steen] 


   Our first day in Egypt, my three friends 
and I found ourselves in the middle of Cairo 
with a plan to go visit the pyramids of Giza. But 
we couldn't find the bus that would take us 
there. As you know, many countries have a different 
language but still use the same number symbols we do 
in North America. But Egypt doesn't. Their 
numbers are totally different, so it took us awhile 
to find the correct bus stop. After fifteen 
minutes, we saw a bus approaching in the distance 
with the number symbol we were looking for. This 
was our bus! 
   As we looked to the right where our bus 
was approaching, all the other people waiting at 
our bus stop suddenly started to run to the 
left, away from the oncoming bus! What was going 
on? The bus never stopped; it only slowed down. 
A moment later it passed us and caught up to 
the people who were now running alongside the 
bus at about the same speed. In a flash, the 
people running alongside the bus jumped onto the 
bus, and the bus sped off. It all happened so 
quickly, and we realized we had just missed our bus. 
We missed it because we didn't know the system. 
Twenty minutes later, another bus came, and this 
time we boarded it successfully and made it to 
the pyramids! 
   Getting to heaven doesnt require us to 
be aware of any special systems, characters, or 
languages. God doesn't want us to "miss the bus so 
he's made it very simple for us to get to heaven. 
Jesus knocks on the door of your heart every day. 
Every day you must answer the door and decide if 
you will accept Jesus into your heart by asking 
him to be part of everything you do that day. 
What will you decide for today? [Passport to 
Adventure by Rich Aguilera] 


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 


He reminds me that if I am too busy for time 
with Him and for the people He puts in my path 
something is wrong. Lynette Allcock; 

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 




If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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