Knock, Knock, Knock… Anybody Home?

I’ve made it my daily routine to wake up at 5:00 am so that I can spend some quiet time just being in God’s presence. Sometimes it means reading a chapter in a book that gets me reflecting about my life, sometimes it means journaling, but it always includes spending some time reading God’s word in the bible. Lately it has also meant spending time immersed in the book Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.

But these past two weeks have been different… I’ve had a hard time getting up at 5:00 and I’ve pushed God aside in favour of a few more minutes (up to one hour) of sleep. I’ve found myself rushing through Purpose Driven Life on Monday mornings in order to prepare for our small group discussions that take place on Monday evenings at my house. If it were not for Monday evenings, I would have probably given up on reading the book.

Looking back on the past two weeks, I haven’t been feeling myself nor acting the way I should. I could list reasons for this but I think that the main reason is because I’ve neglected my relationship with God. It’s normal to slip and that’s why it’s important to have people keep us in check.

God’s been knocking on my door but I’ve chosen to not answer it by sleeping in. We can try to cover our heads with a pillow but the knocking will continue until we’re ready to invite Him in.


“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.” (Revelation 3:20)

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