Every promise of Scriptures provides man with an opportunity to engage God to deliver whatever He says in His word. Making the most of scriptural opportunities is not cheap; it demands a serious approach and engagement on the part of man. Dr. David Oyedepo said; “only a serious approach guarantees a glorious result”. Incidentally, the result of seizing any scriptural opportunity will always culminate in glory. Any unpleasant story can be changed into delightful glory simply by taking advantage of scriptural opportunities as they present themselves.
A wise man said:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls that looks like work.”
Many believers are “waiting” for God to do so many things including many things that God may never do. However, only those who see scriptural instructions as opportunities and respond accordingly will ever move God to act on their behalf.
Jesus Christ said:
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20
As God knocks, it is the responsibility of man to open; the sound of “the knocking” may appear like disturbance to some while some may see it as an opportunity to dine with the Almighty God, therefore, rush with zeal and enthusiasm to open the door.
Imagine a tap at your door and the person knocking says; “The President knocking! I have come to have dinner with you today”. One would naturally be excited to open and let in the president because the implication is that, the beneficiary of that visitation is the host rather than the visitor. It would mean a change of story to the host from being in the news to the joy of having dinner with Mr. President. This looks like a lifetime opportunity!
Greater than this is what God offers us in every promise of the Scriptures; however, those opportunities do not always look like one. Some of them may appear like another religious burden or disturbance that probably would not allow us to do things our own way.
Hearing God’s voice as He knocks connotes paying attention to His word. Opening the door indicates obeying whatever he tells us. The latter activates the delivery of the benefits inherent in the instruction.
Dr. David Oyedepo said:
“Every instruction of scriptures is ordained for man’s benefit”
You are next in line for a change of story as you hear His voice and open the door to Him!
Scriptures for meditation: John 14:23
Jesus is Lord!