Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“I AM the one who knocks.” – Walter White

This winter, the Midwest has been very snowy and brutally cold especially the past few weeks.  To occupy myself while I am holed-up until spring, I am barreling through five seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix. Truth be told, prior to four weeks ago I had never even heard of the show.  

Wikipedia describes the show like this:

It tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, who, together with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), turns to a life of crime, producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family's financial future before he dies.

I watch a show about drugs and crime and lots of bad stuff.

In one scene of Breaking Bad, Walter’s wife is worried that dangerous people will come knocking at their door looking for Walter since he is entangled in the dangerous drug world.  By this point in the show, Walter is a very valuable person in the drug business because he is a master chemist and is making top-notch meth which is in high demand.  He is respected in the drug world and therefore very powerful.  His reply to his worried wife was this:

“I AM the one who knocks.” (meaning that HE is the one in control)

So how can this remind me of the Bible?

Now friends, you know I love me some Jesus which seems very contrary to this show.  I hope the good Lord sees my heart and doesn’t condemn me for connecting Breaking Bad with the Bible, but as we all know - God is everywhere - so is with me when I am engrossed in Breaking Bad. God knows that I watch it anyways.        

Well here goes.

In Matthew chapter 7 as Jesus was teaching a crowd, he said this:

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

Do you ask? Do you seek? Do you knock? 

Are you persistent in pursuing God even when you don’t feel that He hears you?  

How many times? Do you give up after a few prayers?

You see, he isn’t going to chase you down.  YOU need to pursue HIM.

YOU need to do the asking, seeking, and knocking!

I challenge you to be the one who knocks and pursue God with all of your heart!

I AM the one who knocks. (Me. Jen.)

Are you?

Here's the clip! :)

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