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Ill Huff & Ill Puff and Ill Blow The Door In!

August 19, 2013

Ill Huff & Ill Puff and Ill Blow The Door In!

When I was a kid I remember seeing the old Disney cartoon version of The Three Little Pigs. The part I remember most vividlyand frankly, scared me--was when the big bad wolf knocked hard on the door with his famous line: Little Pig, little pig, let me in! All the pigs responded with the logical refusal Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin! Thus the wolfs predictable, violent, and forceful response: Then Ill huff and Ill puff and Ill blow the door in!

As silly as this childrens story is, it illustrates a simple, but profound principle: satans method of relating to you is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10), but God is incapable of forcing Himself into your life. Satans mission statement is: might makes right! In response to that, Gods is: Let my love lead you to me. Satan says: Ill blow your door in! But God says 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. (Revelation 3:20, NIV)

Jesus is saying to us today--a world that is inundated with stuff and experiences that cater to our every whim, desire, sensation and selfishness--slow down . . . stop and listen to the soft, consistent, knock of Him who can only satisfy with a deep, abiding relationship.

Today He says "Here I am!" He's never gone anywhere! He's always been knocking. He doesn't knock loudly, rudely or forcefully, but he is patient and loving, waiting.

I find it interesting that Jesus promise of deep relationship is totally dependent upon us responding to Him by doing two specific things:

1. We have to hear His voice. Simply, we have to slow down and stop long enough to understand and discern what's happening in our hearts and emotions. We have to unpack the fact that the things we look to have a relationship with, that are other than Him, will never satisfy, but once we recognize that fact we must . . .

2. Open the door to Him. This is where Jesus takes over. Look at the verse " . . . and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." After we open the door, Jesus takes on the full responsibility of a relationship with us. Many of us don't know how to connect with Him and He lovingly and patiently teaches us in the art of connection with Him. As our relationship grows stronger and deeper and we trust more and more in Him day by day, we learn more and more how better to connect with Him.

In summary, all Jesus wants is for us to make the first move. Once we do that, Jesus will do the rest. I hope today you will read these verses with fresh eyes and open your heart to Him. All He wants to do is come into your life and have you willingly give up the control. As He says He is "faithful and true," and He'll never fail you. EVER!

This is Miranda Writing,


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