Have Jesus There
"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)
There are some people who Jesus is knocking on the door of their hearts and lives for the first time and they have a decision to make. There are those who know Jesus and accept Him as a visitor when they answer their door on Christmas and Easter every year. There are the soldout, radical believers in Christ. Then there are those who have Jesus inside their house, temple, body or life and seem to display Him proudly, but we only see one dimesion of Christ. What are outsiders really observing or viewing with these Christians?
Have you ever had a room in your house or home called The Good Room? This space is usually filled with fine furniture, always kept clean and everything is in its proper place like it's almost staged. Sometimes this room is not the most comfortable room in the house, but it is usually the one in plain view on the front of the home where visitors and passers-by see the grandness, the elegance, the one room we keep Jesus.
Some Christians confine Christ in this Good Room. They desire for visitors or passers-by to view their Christianity or Christ-likeness by looking at Jesus in this one room or one staged area of their life. This is a tip of the iceberg mentality that does nobody any good.
The issue is not that the Christian knows who created the mess in the rest of his/her rooms or life, the problem is refusing to invite Jesus to be The Purger, The Janitor, The Redecorator, The Electrician, The Plumber, and most importantly - a member of the household. Being the perfect gentleman, many times Jesus will not move until He is invited.
So, invite Him. Jesus desires to be found in every room, attic and cellar, in every hallway and on every staircase of our lives. In addition, those around the believer would be blessed by the Christian's transparency. Plus, those close enough and involved in the believer's life enough to help could even be an agent of aid for Christ in the clean-up process. There is not an area within the Christian's house, temple, body or life that it does not make sense to Have Jesus There.