A few weeks ago my family and I went to one of our favorite restaurants and there’s always bathroom time with the littles–well most of us for that matter. And as my grand son and I got closer to the restroom area we noticed the door to one of the bathrooms was off the hinges–off the hinges–off the frame and propped up against the wall. He said, ‘wow Granna look at that door. Somebody needs to fix that so it will open and close again.’
I’ve thought about that door a lot–about open doors.
I’ve been praying for God to open a certain door for awhile now.
And with the New Year’s resolutions, goals, visions–open doors–new doors are sometimes at the top of many of our lists.
But what if those doors are there for the opening–each and every day–and we fail to see them. Does it take a door completely busted–resting against a wall for us to even notice?
And yeah, I’ve seen and read, ‘Wait in the hallway until God opens the door’ or something like that. I believe that is true. Very true.
In the stillness. With patience. We should wait on Him. But maybe, if we’re completely honest–maybe there have been times we’ve left Him in the hallway. We don’t see. And He’s waiting for us to hear His voice. Waiting for us to see the grace and glory of His open door.
Revelation 3:20, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
And there were Mary and Joseph still in Bethlehem with God’s child and the Wise Men appeared at their door. Knocking. And bravely–they opened the door. God had sent these men with treasures that could be sold for supplies for the long journey ahead. The fleeing for safety journey that Mary and Joseph knew nothing of until after the Wisemen went on their way and the angel appeared unto Joseph.
Matthew 2: 11-14, (KJV) And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
The hearing of the knock always has a choice. Do we hear and walk away? Do we choose to listen and open the door? Like Mary and Joseph. And the decision is also ours to have the faith to walk up to the door and knock. Like the Wisemen.
No matter whether we answer the door at the sound of His voice or ask in truth-faith believing and knock–Jesus will be on the other side. For He is the door and His door will always be opened wide with grace.
John 10:9, (KJV) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Matthew 7:7, (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.