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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World

Roy Hathcock

He Stands at the Door and Knocks

When I was a young boy I was afraid of dying in my sleep. A Sunday School teacher told me how Jesus died on a cross for my sins. She said, “If you will trust him with your life, he will save you from spiritual death and you can spend eternity with him in heaven.” I prayed and asked Jesus to come into my life, and he did.

That isn’t the entire story, though! God didn’t stop there; he desires an active relationship with his children. I, like many others, strayed from his fellowship. I did many things of which I am now ashamed. Even then, my soul was burdened by my actions. Like the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32, p. 798), I was gently led to understand that I needed to come home to the Father. Since then, I have tried living my life for God and honoring him with my actions. My prayer to God was, “Lord, let me walk with you as Enoch did.” (see Genesis 5:22, p. 6)

During my journey with him, God has answered many of my prayers. He has honored my prayer for a godly wife, which is a thousand percent more than I deserve. He has also given me two wonderful children, who have a beautiful relationship with our Lord and Savior. He has provided for us materially. I prayed and asked Jesus to come into my life far beyond our dreams, yet the most important thing we have is not material—it is our relationship with Jesus Christ!

Jesus has made all the difference in my life, and he can do the same in yours as well. Revelation 3:20 (p.951) says, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

Don’t miss God’s invitation when he knocks at your heart’s door!

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