Do you hear that? Someone’s at the door. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. (Rev 3:20) You probably think that talks about salvation. It does. And then some.
The truth is, we never give God our whole heart. We may try, but there’s always some part of us that we keep for ourselves. We may do it intentionally because we’re not ready to repent. Or we may do it unknowingly because sin has blinded us from seeing our own truth.
But God knows and He wants in. He wants to occupy as much territory in your heart as you’ll give Him, because He loves you so much. The more that you give Him, the safer you will be. He wants to protect you and bless you, but He can’t until you let Him.
You may be an old-time believer, but Jesus is still knocking on the door to that part of your heart that you never opened. That knocking feels like conviction. Yep, it’s that little tug that says to repent, ask for forgiveness, and open up to Jesus. The more you open up to Him, the more filled you are with His presence, and you can never get enough of that.