In Revelation Chapter 3, verse 20, Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.” [NIV Bible]
God is ready to welcome you just as you are. You don’t have to change yourself first. You don’t have to wait for the time to feel right. You don’t have to be “good enough” to approach God.
In Psalms Chapter 103, verses 13-14, it says: As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we were formed, He remembers that we are dust. [NIV Bible]
God is compassionate. He has mercy on us. He understands when we make mistakes. He knows that when we don’t feel worthy, it keeps us apart from Him. What God wants is for us to come to Him as we are, not waiting until some time in the future when we’ll be different or better. Listen for Jesus. He is knocking.
God is here, as He always is all year long. But during Christmas, people think about God more. Some would disagree with me. But I do know that the birth of Jesus is known throughout the world. And a lot of people are curious about God.
There are countless people who are struggling. They are struggling with addiction, grief, chronic pain, divorce, job loss, anxiety and depression…There are so many people who are fighting private wars that no one knows about. No one except God.
Even if God is completely off your radar, you aren’t off His. He knows you, He sees you, and He wants you to see Him.
The world is full of people who need God, but they don’t realize how available He is. The way to God is simple. Talk to Him. Read the Bible to find out Who He is. There is only one God, and He is found in the Bible.
In Isaiah Chapter 45, verse 5, God the Father says, “I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from Me there is no God.” [NIV Bible]
God will bring good into your life. In Jeremiah Chapter 29, verses 11-13, God the Father says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. [NIV Bible]