Sept. 4, 2020 ~ Opening Doors
John 10:9 I am the door: by
me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find
One of my
dear friends has a wonderful gelding named Lucky. Lucky has always been a rather…. challenging child
for lack of better terms, sort of Dennis the Mennis on 4 legs with a swishy
tail. He is very bright, very large and
has a tendency to get himself into trouble if not guided in the right direction
gently. Lucky loves to open gates and
doors and see what is on the other side that is yummy to eat. Or just get to the other side of that gate or
door with his buddies. So much so that
his pen has to be “Lucky proofed”. He
has child proof locks on his pasture gate, the door going into the barn, he has
to be tied a certain way, etc.
is lovely about Lucky is that while he does get into trouble and has his
friends join in on the fun, he knows where home is. He knows that he is safe in his pasture, barn
and yard. His Mom takes the best care of
him and there is no shortage of yummy peppermints and treats for him. Lucky’s mom makes sure that he is well-fed,
healthy, loved and has everything that he could ever want or need. But, he still wants to get into trouble
I am in
ways like Lucky. I tend to get into
trouble and have opened doors and peeked through those that God did not want me
to open. Those doors needed to be Lucky
proofed for me. Once I found the correct
door, things were easier and I went into the “correct pasture” where I was
supposed to be. The right door should be
easy for you to open and walk through, the wrong door will be hard and have
some Lucky proofing on it.
- Have you tested the wrong doors?
- If so, have you found the right
one(s) to walk through?
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your guidance. Forgive me for getting ahead of Your plans, and help me know when to stop and listen for Your direction. Your ways are perfect. Thank You for offering gentle grace