There is no difference. God meets us halfway.
No that is not quite correct. If any man answers or opens the door I will come in and eat with that person or take a meal etc.Actually, if you don't mind, that Scripture is about Him knocking at the door of the congregation, not individuals. With this in mind, what direction do you want to take this, so we can follow you?
Christ is the Truth, the life and the way. In regards to Truth, it is everything that is real. Anything else is untrue.
Excellent, this is exactly how I see it and how I view my relationship with the Lord. I know he calls my attention constantly, and I his. I live for his whispers and thoughts and love the closeness it gives me.The one knocking is the one starting the conversation or initiating the visit. When Jesus knocks on our door, we can answer the door and invite Him into our heart. When we knock, Jesus invites us in to His spiritual home. We can do that just to visit, exchange information or ask for help. Too many of us knock, and when He answers the door, we don't enter to be with Him, we just ask for help or ask for something we want. How would you like to have that kind of friend, who only came by to ask for stuff and then left? Sure we might say "thank you", but we want to talk about ourselves too often. Have you asked God what He has on His mind?
Whenever I praise God, do God's will, thank God, love God, I am surrendering my self to faith in God's Truth.... Have you asked God what He has on His mind?
Great question! If only all Christians were confronted with it on a semi-regular basis.Is he daddy God to you, or a distant father? How do you see him?
Thanks Big Moose.Great question! If only all Christians were confronted with it on a semi-regular basis.
I never called Him "Dad" or "Daddy", but He isn't a distant father to me. We have been brought up to be very formal in prayers with a salutation, Dear Lord or Dear Heavenly Father, and a closing, "Amen". I often talk to Him during the day as I know He is right beside me. Something aggravating happens and I ask Him, "Really?" or "Did you see that?". Other times I have to make a decision, and I say, "Well, what do you think?" Or my kids praise God in word or song and I can imagine Him just smiling. To me He is like my adoptive father who loves and cares for me more than anybody else. My father who came to find me when I was lost. Maybe I will start calling Him "Dad".
The first knock is the call to get saved, to allow Him into your heart. The other is to show your interest in Him and to seek Him out to change our heart to be like His. It's how I see it