Open the Door by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/18/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Why do you spend time reading the Bible and praying?

“Well, I’m afraid if I don’t, God’ll be mad at me. Then He won’t help me when I really need it.”

Nancy: The purpose of a daily devotional life isn’t to get on God’s good side, but it is to develop a relationship with Him.

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus 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 him, and he with me.”

Eating a meal together is a symbol of friendship and fellowship. The kind of friendship God wants with you.

The purpose of our devotional time isn’t to check another thing off our to-do list. It’s not some sort of heavenly homework assignment. The purpose is to sit down and spend time with the Lord to commune with Him—to develop a relationship with Him.

Have you taken time to develop that kind of friendship today?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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