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Seeds of the Kingdom

An Open Door

by Pam Smith

I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it, for you have a little strength, have kept my word, and have not denied My name.
Revelation 3:8, NKJ

God says He has set before us an open door, but sometimes I’ve tried to find another door, or another way. I’ve tried to work things out on my own. It’s like my small grandchildren. We try to protect them but they’re always finding ways to escape and climb over the safe boundaries we give them. They try to get things that are out of their reach or go somewhere dangerous. We can see the danger, but they can’t. Isn’t that like the way we are with God?

Jesus is the door. He said ‘I am the door, if anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture’ (John 10:7.) He’s a very safe door. He has opened doors into everything that we need in life. There’s a door of answered prayer, a door into Heaven, into God’s presence, and a door into His love and mercy. There’s a door into a closer walk with our Shepherd, a door of comfort and peace and a door of Hope.

He has also opened a door into this broken world where we can bring life and blessing to those who have no hope. They need to see what God, in His love, has provided for them. It’s a door of escape from the ravages of evil and sin. As a child I used to sing this song:
There’s a way back to God from the dark paths of sin,
There’s a door that is open and all may go in.
At Calvary’s cross is where you begin,
When you come as a sinner to Jesus.


But there’s another door that belongs to us. Jesus stands knocking on the door of our hearts and promises that if we open it, and invite Him in, He will come in and be our guest (Revelation 3:20).

The Lord promises that He will transform the Valley of Trouble into a Door of Hope (Hosea 2:15). This can be a wonderful door to restoration – so come, let’s go through!

Prayer: Thank You Lord, for the open door, and all that it means. May I never miss any of the good things that You have planned for me and the blessings that I can share with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pam Smith has a background in art and nursing, has a son and two daughters and six grandchildren. She has been a friend and helper of Ellel Ministries since l992, and has been involved with Healing Through Creativity Courses. As writer of the Shepherd Love Series, she has a passion for the comfort and encouragement that leads people towards enjoying abundant Life in Jesus.

 

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