Apostle Grace Lubega
Revelation 3:20 (KJV); Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
A story is told of a man of God who struggled for a long time to be a part of a certain church. The dear Christians gave him the “left foot of fellowship” and practically threw him out. He sat outside the church distressed over his failure to belong. While there, he cried to the Lord, appealing for His help. The Lord whispered, “You are not alone. I have also been trying to get in for a very long time and they won’t let me in.”
That church was very much like the Laodicean church in our theme scripture.
Imagine a church with weekly services, an impressive building, vibrant praise and worship, interesting sermons and well-dressed congregants but the master is at the door. They are worshipping and praising but He is not in, He is at the door, knocking and hoping that He would be let in.
As Christians, we must examine ourselves whether we are so caught up in things to do in ministry yet the master is at the door. Are we praying while the master is at the door? Worshipping and yet the master we seek to worship is outside at the door? Conducting church programs with the master at the door?
There are churches in this day and age that cannot stand up against moral perversion because the government will shut them down if they speak. They are at the mercy of the state. Their master is at the door, He is not in their midst.
Ask yourself, how much of your ministry life is dictated by Christ? Is He truly at the centre of it all? It is possible to pray, fast, give and serve without Christ at the centre of what you do.
This calls for self-reflection, and deep self-honesty.
Jesus is not just our saviour, He is Lord too. He must dictate every aspect of our lives. Your life is no longer your own, it is His because He is the master.
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 1:17, Acts 17:28
GOLDEN NUGGET: As Christians, we must examine ourselves whether we are so caught up in things to do in ministry yet the master is at the door. Ask yourself, how much of your ministry life is dictated by Christ? Is He truly at the centre of it all? Jesus is not just our saviour, He is Lord too.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. You are my world, my foundation and my future. I live my life in the understanding that You are at the centre of it all. You command my every thought, my days and my nights.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.