If we only knew what was available for us!
“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 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 that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3 v 19-22)
He doesn’t want to spit you out. He wants to eat with you.
He doesn’t want you self-sufficient. He wants intimacy with you.
He rebukes you not from a place of anger. He speaks to you from a broken heart.
His discipline is not words alone. His discipline expects an enthusiasm to change the way you think which will then change the way you behave.
His followers can be casual. His true friends have all been brought into line.
He doesn’t want to be left to one side. He wants to be included in everything.
He doesn’t want you to work at your spiritual temperature. He wants to come into your life.
He doesn’t want you to be emotionally detached from Him. He wants you sit on His throne.
So turn the handle. Jesus is knocking at your door.