The apostle Paul teaches that no one seeks God. Rather, Scripture teaches us that because of His glorious mercy and grace, God seeks us! He’s the one standing at the door of our hearts, waiting for us to respond. God never forces His way into our lives. He waits for us to invite Him in.
Unlike what the world many times portrays Him to be, He is not an angry God who wants to barge into and start rearranging our lives. He is a loving and gentle God who wants nothing more than to love and bless us. A polite guest would not come into your house uninvited. He would wait for you to invite him in. God is more than that. He would not enter into our “house” uninvited. Even after we have invited Him in, He would not order us to move things around or throw things away. He will sit with us. He will listen to us like an old friend. He will teach us His ways. When we do end up throwing things away or rearranging our “house,” it would be out of our own desires rather than because we are forced to do it.
God gives us a free will. And He is serious about letting us exercise that free will. Look what happened in the Garden. He never wants to manipulate that free will. He wants us to love and obey Him freely, not because He makes us to.
The verse goes on to say that when we open the door, “we will share a meal together as friends.” (NLT)
“He came into the very world He created, but the world didn’t recognize Him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected Him. But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:10-12 NLT
Invite Him in and see how good He is.