10 November 2011

Fires in Our Basements

Jack Miller writes in the 1990s to a church he had recently spoken at--
Jesus knocks at the front door of our heart (Rev. 3:20). In response we do not immediately open the door via our free will. Instead, we quickly put locks on the door and push furniture against it. The Lord then sends the Holy Spirit to slip in the back door. He goes down into the basement, where He turns up the heat and sets fires until the rising heat forces us to remove the barriers and open the front door and let Christ in. I believe that the Lord keeps right on using this backdoor approach in our growth in grace.
He sets fires in our basements by putting us in limiting and painful circumstances.
--The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller (P&R, 2004), 90

1 comment:

Roderich said...

Yes, it's interesting that Rev 3,20 Applies directly to us As Christians (Not a Verse for evangelization). That is also disquieting. There is a lot of 'slumbering' Christians (Not us of course, but from the other People a Loooot ;-)). AND (As you mentioned) the Lord is After THEM (and us?)