Week Forty Four
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
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.
Quote from Pray While You’re Prey:
“There are so many people in the world who have yet to discover the wonders of God. While we sit and complain about the things that we don’t have, do we ever stop to think about how fortunate we are to have Christ?”
I love to eat! I especially like to go to a nice restaurant and enjoy a delectable meal. As a singleton, that usually means that I am dining alone. There was a time when I would not eat at restaurants because I was afraid that people would stare at me or pity me because I was dining alone. So, when a new restaurant opened, I would envy every person who got to go and enjoy the restaurant with their significant other. I would whine and complain about how unfair it was that I would never get to go to these nice places to enjoy a meal because I had no one with whom to dine.
Then, on one vacation, I decided that, rather than order takeout, visit a drive-thru, or get room service, I would go to different restaurants. I would go and enjoy dinner all by myself. After all, I was on vacation by myself and I was in a town where no one knew me, so they could not judge me for eating alone. Eventually, I got the hang of dining alone. I no longer denied myself the experience of trying new restaurants just because I had no one special in my life with whom to dine.
There are many times when we get so caught up in what we do not have that we start to drown in our loneliness. It is as if, because we are single, everything else about our lives has to be miserable. However, if you find yourself having that kind of defeated mindset, you are well-served to not enter into a relationship anytime soon. In a relationship, there should be two people who feel victorious and whole on their own that come together to create something powerful.
If you will listen, you will hear that God is knocking at the door of your heart. He wants your attention. He wants your adoration. God wants to spend time with you. God, the very same God who created heaven and earth and everything in it that you desire, cares enough for you that He wants some alone time with you. He knocks, but will you answer? Or, will you be so busy weeping and wailing and crying, “Woe is me!” that you don’t even notice that the Savior is waiting to enter your heart. He wants to make you feel whole and complete in Him. So that, mate or no mate, you are never alone. Listen to His voice and let Him into your heart fully. Dine with Him daily. Feast on His Word. Drink from His well of Living Water.
Thank You, God for giving me the opportunity
to dine with You and commune with You.
Please forgive me for thinking that there is
something missing from my life.
Lord, please help me to hear You
and accept Your will for my life.
In Jesus’ Name,
*Scripture quotations are from the New International Version ©1984, unless otherwise indicated.