Written by Lesallan – January 16, 2024

Devotional – Finding Jesus

This week our devotional is based upon: “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” (Revelation 3:20, KJV).

Many people search for God without realizing that He is already pursuing them. He desires a relationship with us, but we often resist His invitation. We may think we are not good enough or are afraid of what He may ask us to do. We need to humble ourselves and admit that we need Him. At times, we are so busy and distracted that we fail to hear Jesus knocking at the door of our hearts. He has been patiently waiting for us to open up to Him. He has life-giving words of love that we need to hear. When I finally opened the door, He came in with joy and peace, changing my life forever.

To relate to the experience of finding Jesus after a long search, I think the best way is to share it with others still looking for Him. We should tell them how He transformed us and how He can do the same for them. We should want to witness His grace and power in our lives. Coming to know Jesus personally is a gradual process of listening to His voice, reading His word, praying, and following His guidance. He showed me His love and forgiveness in many ways. He gave me hope and purpose. He became my Lord and Savior.

The spiritual journey is often viewed as a personal and ongoing process. Many people believe that seeking spiritual growth and understanding is a lifelong endeavor. In Christianity, the journey to finding Jesus and developing a relationship with Him is often seen as an ongoing process that deepens over time. This journey may involve prayer, study, worship, and other spiritual practices. However, the specifics can vary significantly among individuals and different Christian denominations. It is important to note that these are general observations and beliefs, and individual experiences can vary greatly.

Discovering Jesus is not a singular occurrence, but an ongoing journey of exploration, attentive listening, and devotedly following Him. He consistently extends His love and mercy to us, beckoning us to welcome Him into our hearts. Through His transformative power, He can give us hope and a sense of purpose. As our relationship with Him blossoms, we can also share His teachings’ good news with others still seeking Him. In Matthew 6:33 (KJV), a Bible verse encapsulates this sentiment: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”