BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK; IF ANYONE HEARS AND LISTENS TO AND HEEDS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN TO HIM AND WILL EAT WITH HIM, AND HE [WILL EAT] WITH ME
Be mindful to whom you open the door to your heart. Know that your heart is vulnerable…susceptible to attack…easily hurt.
Therefore, listen carefully who is knocking at your heart’s door. Listen intently to the voice behind the closed door. Give your full attention. Heed the words…and their intentions. Make sure it is the Lord Jesus, before you unbolt the latch.
BUT WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, COMES, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH. HE WILL NOT SPEAK ON HIS OWN; HE WILL SPEAK ONLY WHAT HE HEARS
My Beloved, may you discern between the pure Voice of Truth of My Holy Spirit…and the empty voice of the father-of-lies. Know that when the Spirit of Truth knocks, He will offer you Hope, Peace, and Joy. He will never knock with a voice of despair. Understand that when the Holy Spirit knocks, He will propose Light, Power, and Life. He will never suggest darkness, powerlessness, and death. When the Spirit knocks, He will set before you Wholeness, Holiness, and Wisdom. He will never put forward brokenness, unrighteousness, and confusion. He will not speak on His own, but will only speak what He hears from Jesus…and Jesus will only speak what He hears from Me, the Perfect Father.
HE WILL BRING GLORY TO ME BY TAKING FROM WHAT IS MINE AND MAKING IT KNOWN TO YOU. ALL THAT BELONGS TO THE FATHER IS MINE
To whom have you decided to open your heart’s door? Who got permission to control YOUR heart, each moment of each day: the father-of-lies…or the Spirit of Truth?
Make a decision, today, from whom your heart is going to receive its counsel. Then, stick to your decision, daily, moment-by-moment, even when hopelessness tempts you to run away, when anger tempts you to blame others for you dilemma, and when fear tempts you to hide.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to discern between Your Voice of Truth and the voice of deception from the father-of-lies. Help me to only take counsel from You, because what belongs to You belongs to the Perfect Father, the Most High God.
Maintain an Awareness
The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.