Break down your walls

Matthew 24:42-51

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

‘What sort of servant, then, is faithful and wise enough for the master to place him over his household to give them their food at the proper time? Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment. I tell you solemnly, he will place him over everything he owns. But as for the dishonest servant who says to himself, “My master is taking his time,” and sets about beating his fellow servants and eating and drinking with drunkards, his master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know. The master will cut him off and send him to the same fate as the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.’

Scripture: The words that spoke to me today are
he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house.

Observation: Break down your walls

What day, month or year will Jesus come? What is it that is so valuable that He will break in and take? No wall is strong enough no effort big enough to stop Him from getting to us – the most valuable of everything in existence! So what’s the point in having up our walls or thinking that we can put off the inevitable and the inevitable is not death, it is reunion. The reuniting of our selves with Jesus is not for some time in the future, it is right now, so break down your walls and surrender to the most magnificent encounter with Jesus. He’s not going to let a little wall stand in his way, actually nothing will stop him so do it now.

Application:

After all my applications, messages and grace that Jesus and the Holy Spirit give me, I still put up my walls as I did yesterday. My capacity to accept him in to my heart and then forget him and put up walls is incredible and incredibly frustrating. I wish that I had a button, an emergency line that I could press to remind me to come back in to his presence when I realize that I have wondered away. Maybe that’s not just a silly idea! I have a button that says yes each time you press it, it would be easy to place a picture of Jesus on the button and each time I press it can be my reach out to say yes to the presence of Jesus. My emergency line for the times where I feel detached, absent, flat, unsettled, angry, I don’t care if it’s a button, I will do anything to break down my walls.

Prayer:

Lord,
Nothing will stop you from getting to my heart, one way or another it is going to happen.
Help me to break down my wall and accept you more deeply.
What ever stands in my way bring to my consciousness and let me surrender to your will.
I will reach out and take the hand that you always have extended towards me.
Amen