Friday, January 7, 2011

Keep on...

When I stay in hotels, I appreciate greatly those ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs that you can hang on the outside of your door…even though many times they go unnoticed by housekeeping J. Closed doors give us what so many long for…privacy.
If a door is closed, we know that we should knock on it and not enter until someone tells us that it is ok to do so.
But if we approach a door that is open with even the slightest crack in it, we feel that it is all right to knock and walk on in at the same time.

Spiritually though, we get this ‘open door’ thing all clouded. In Revelation 3:8, Jesus said, “Behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it.” So why then do we not walk on in?

(Jerusalem Mill area)
Bel Air, MD
Far too many times, just because the door doesn’t immediately swing WIDE, we just stop knocking on it. Some doors are heavier than others, so it’s going to take a confident knock on it to push it on open. We must get rid of this timid spiritual attitude that causes us to tap on open doors that Christ has placed before us.

Matthew 7:7 says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

My kids have no lack in the confidence area when it comes to continually asking for what they want. I will say, “not right now.” But do you think that stops them? Absolutely not. They keep on…and keep on…and keep on.
Because they are desperate for the door to swing WIDE open.

(Deer Creek U.M.C.)
Forest Hill, MD
The door that has been set before you is open so…
- Keep on asking.
- Keep on seeking.
- Keep on knocking.

If it doesn’t open today, knock again tomorrow.
If you don’t see what you prayed for today answered, ask again tomorrow.

Stop being timid when you knock. Hit the door with everything you’ve got, because sometimes He (like we parents are with our kids) wants to see just how desperate you are for an answer.

Keep on…

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