Friend of Jesus, consider his love. He has accumulated your righteousness and accepted your penalty. He has chosen you, lived for you, died for you, and continually makes intercession for you. He has seen you at your worst, and it has changed not his affection. Oh how he cherishes you, his beloved bride.
Friend of Jesus, consider his law. He has instructed you to pray, without ceasing, about anything and everything. It is his good law. It is his good command. He knows it will only help and never hurt.
Friend of Jesus, consider his lordship. He is sovereign over all, and talking with him is powerful and effective.
Friend of Jesus, consider his locale. With his all-seeing eye he consistently watches over you. His gaze is upon you at this very moment. And he is closer than a brother. By means of his Holy Comforter, he indwells your soul. And listen carefully, he is knocking at the door of your heart right now.
Friend of Jesus, consider his longing. He is awaiting prayerful communion with you. He eagerly waits to enter.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)
Friend of Jesus, what will you do?
- Are you too important for him?
- Will you be too busy to open the door?
- Will you get around to it when there is excess time?
- Have you more important people to talk with?
- Don’t you have sins to confess?
- Couldn’t you use fresh Gospel-grace?
- Wouldn’t it be great to see some Holy Spirit power?
- Is your business management more important than your Savior?
- Is your household management more important than your Savior?
- Is your ecclesiastical ministry more important than your Savior?
- Have you come to the conclusion you can do better without him?
Friend of Jesus and friend of mine, I know what I am going to do right now. I am leaving this blog, heading to a quiet place, and I am going to spend some time with the Lover of my soul. The Father, Son, and Spirit are already engaged in sweet communion, and I want to join them. I need to be reminded of his love, his law, his lordship, his locale, and his longing. I need to be more wise. I need to be more pure. I need to glorify and enjoy Jesus more than I do. I need Jesus, and Jesus is knocking. Communion time with my Savior is at hand, and I have got to go.
Now again my friend, it is communion time and Jesus is knocking. What will you do? Other interruptions will come your way today. You will address them as needed. Why not hear the knocking of Jesus right now and engage in sweet prayer with the Lover of your soul?