Richard Croft [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jesus gives access to heaven. God also closes doors that protects and guide His people. Revelation 3:8 “Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut..”
My grandparents lived in a home in the country with a screened door on every entrance. I can hear grandma telling us, “Don’t let that door slam!” We were in and out so many times a day and every time we would forget. We were busy kiddos and we hit that door at full speed.
These days it seems I am hearing different doors opening and closing in the spiritual realm. We will begin looking at “doors in the bible” this week. The first door everyone needs to open is the door of your heart where Jesus stands knocking. He wants to come in all enjoy your company, give you a life abundant and bring you to an eternal home with Him one day.
Once you have secured that door, there are others He wants to take you through.
The next door is the door to your prayer closet. This is a special place you go to pray to the Father in secret. Matthew 6:6, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.”
A prayer room can mean different things to each of us. After seeing the movie, War Room, a trend began of converting a special place to spiritual warfare and worship. Having a time and a place where we can bring our praise and request to God pleases the Father. Communication and time spent with Jesus gives strength for each day. You may not have a room where you can get alone with God. If not, consider finding a quiet place for your devotion time. It is told of John Wesley’s mom that she sat in a chair with an apron over her head as a sign to her children that she was praying and they were not to bother her. Jesus spent nights on the hillside of the Mount of Olives. “Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives.” Luke 21:37 When we are praying in a solitary place, just Jesus and us, we can focus better without distractions. There is no one there to impress except the only one that matters, Jesus, our Father, and the Holy Spirit who is guiding our prayer and interceding for us when we don’t have a clue how to pray for a situation.
Interesting fact about a pictograph in the Hebrew language.
If you have followed this blog for a while, you know we love to search out treasures hidden in God’s Word. These may be thoughts, ideas or things you already know but they are pearls for us. Von and I are known for our pearl gatherings. So, here is my latest find, it is the richness of the original Hebrew language. (I’m not learning to speak Hebrew but it is a fascinating language to me).
The Hebrew language has hidden treasures to search out. God’s Word is never boring!!!
In the alphabet for the Hebrew language the 4th letter is daleth . (By Akbo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) The dalet is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The word picture for dalet is “door”, (and sometimes the leaf of a gate or a page) it is something that opens. (http://www.biblelandstudies.com/dalet.html)
Follow the link to learn more about the Hebrew alphabet. http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/aleph-bet.html
Jesus stands at the door, whether our hearts door or the door to our prayer room, he bends his ear to hear from us as we bend our hearts in humbleness to accept his gift of grace and enter through the narrow gate to our eternal home in heaven.
Hopefully, we will look through some of the doors that God wants to open for us. God is always moving in the hearts and lives of His people. He wants us to watch and we see where He working go and join in. (Experiencing God, Henry Blackerby)
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