Revelation 3:20 (NASB) Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. (emphasis added)
Notice that the Lord does not say that He will come in unless someone hears His voice and opens the door. You can’t yell “Come In!” from across the room and expect Him to open the door and enter. You can’t just invite Him in with words, but you have to let Him in with action.
Inviting Him in is saying all the right things at the right times in the right places. Letting Him in is giving Him center stage in your life. Inviting Him in is repeating a prayer in a sincere tone of voice. Letting Him in is obeying all of His commands. We spend a lot of time teaching people how to invite Christ into their hearts, which isn’t a bad thing, but we don’t spend enough time teaching them how to open the door.
The door to our heart only opens from the inside. Jesus Christ will not force His way into your heart and onto its throne. You have to open the door, and you have to give Him the place of honor therein. The place of honor is sometimes occupied by career goals, love interests, dream homes and cars, or maybe even ourselves. We have to throw everything else out of Christ’s seat so that He can dine with us.
He’s knocking, and He’s calling your name. Are you going to open the door and let Him in? Are you going to surrender your life to Him?