Thought For Today

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Walls and Doors

 As I walked out unto the deck this morning, it was easy to see God's beauty in a breath taking sunrise.   I was reminded that even in the dark days when it seems that the sun will never shine again, we have the hope that Christ gives us in his word, better times are ahead!  
Growth is at times hard to accept when it requires that we have to make changes that allow for these transformations to take place.  With every trial we face we can choose to side step it, ignore it, or face the challenge and discover parts of ourselves that we never knew were within us. 
Beautiful Red Sky in the Morning
 God will open these doors in our lives if we allow him to. Just as the apostle Paul found that Jesus opened a door for him, he will do the same for us.  (2 Corinthians 2:12)  Jesus did not say that house cleaning would be at times easy or fun, but the end result is a person who is more complete and at peace with himself and his world that he lives in.  When walls do confront our lives, we are then able to face and overcome them. 
 My thoughts retreated inward to the time when I had watched carpenters building the walls of our home not to long ago.  They first built the wall on the ground, and then they put the entrance into the wall before setting it in place.  Christ does the same for us; he always builds an entrance and exit into the walls we face in life.  It sometimes takes Jesus though to show us the way through each wall. 
 We can though, look at our walls as barriers that keep us from where we want to go or we can step back and reassess.  Each wall in our home is for support and protection.  They keep the bad from the outside left on the outside, and protect what we treasure safely on the inside.  But, again just like when carpenters prepare to build, Jesus has a plan in place for every wall and every doorway in our lives.  If you are facing a wall today, take a minute to pray and allow him to take your hand and reveal to you his way. Jesus says in his word in Matthew 7: 7 - 8, "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
 Have a peace filled day, Augie