Unlocking the Doors of the Kingdom
Why are you here on this earth? God has strategically set you up in the place you are in for a good reason. No one else can fill your shoes. No one can tell your story like you can. You hold the keys to that door. You have the power to open that door, or close it... The keys to the kingdom are not hidden from your sight. Jesus went to the grave to get those keys for you. Don't hide your story from those around you...
There are doors that only you can open. Don't you think it is time to stop trying to hide from the world around you? As a christian you are not of this world. Let your light shine so that the people around you will see that the hand of God's blessing is upon you. They will be drawn to the light inside you. That light is Jesus!
When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, you let Him, by your own choice, into the door of your heart. Now is the time to not shut Jesus out of your life, He can do so much in and for you! It is never too late to open the door of your heart to the wonder working power of the blood of the Lamb. He can and will give you hope, and give you the courage to move on with your life.
I do talk a lot in my blog about being "stuck." The fact of the matter is that Jesus helped me to get out of those spiritual ruts. I did not do it in my own energy, but by the power of holy boldness in God, I opened the door of my life and let the Holy Spirit have control. Only by the Spirit of the Lord can He take you on the mountain heights.
There are many doors in your life. Jesus is one of those doors. He has not locked you out, but He has graciously opened the door, and you can experience all the gifts that Christ has to offer. Now is not the time to give up. Now is not the time to close the door and reject all that God has for you.
I don't believe that God has locked any door to us, we can experience the many treasures that God has for us. If we are willing to share what God has given us, He will shower us with more treasures that only by His grace and mercy can offer to us!
I believe God has put a light within each of us; His light, and He desires to display our lives as we live and walk in His light. I believe that may just be why we are here on this earth. We spend so much time and energy praying for God to open the door of opportunity...the door is open if you will look closer.
You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light-stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand---shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, then generous Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 (Message)