Open or Closed?

Are you open or closed to God?

If we aren’t open to Him and how He wants to guide our lives then we are closed.

It’s our choice. We can be receptive to all God has for us or we can reject what He has to offer.

It’s like opening a door or closing one. It takes an action on our part.

So many people believe God just sits on His throne and watches His creations run around like ants. While He never sleeps and His eye is even on the tiniest of sparrows, He also knows exactly what is going on with His creation. We are His beloved.

But He never forces Himself or His plans on us. You see, in His infinite love, He gave us free choice. I mean, after all, love isn’t love if it’s forced.

Will you open the door?

By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. Romans 5:1, The Message

3 comments:

    On 6:25 PM Cami said...

    Maybe I should make this a private message to you, Francine, but I'll go ahead and say this here: When you wrote me and told me you had made a new post here, one you couldn't add to or change after you had written it, I can see why; it's one more opportunity, from the Holy Spirit, for someone...it's so clear.

     
    On 7:32 AM Carol said...

    Francine, just lately I have wanted to close the door and run away, then I find myself walking back through the door and open myself to him…all the suffering and pain I have been feeling is providing me with the courage to face my problems and certainly to be open with God…

    What you have written is really thought provoking…..

     
    On 7:43 AM Francine said...

    Carol, you aren't alone and one thing I've learned ... opening the door isn't a one-time thing. I can only write this because I've experienced it so many times. I've come to realize that closing the door means closing myself off from His peace and I need that to survive.

     
 
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