Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Door

God laid this message on my heart several weeks ago. Photos of doors were to be part of the message. I'm still unsure what this message is about, but God knows. So I'm going to follow His lead. There have been some false starts with it and some procrastination. The more I put it off, the less I had to write about. Even with this past weekend's adventure, I have writer's block.

It reminds me of Jonah. God gave Jonah an assignment that Jonah chose not to do. He skipped out and did his own thing instead. It didn't take long for God to get Jonah's attention and for him to realize that God meant business. Me? I've been doing my own thing with the blog and not submitting to the unction of the Holy Spirit. I am today asking forgiveness for neglecting my assignment.

We all make choices....every day. Just like Jonah and I made choices to go our own way, so you have decisions to make as well. Each choice takes us through a different door. Some doors are enticing, drawing you to walk right through them. Other doors bring out the curiosity in us, attracting us by obscuring what is behind it.

Then there are the doors that you can see through clearly, know exactly what is on the other side, and walk through them with your eyes wide open.

Other doors persuade your thinking with the allure of prosperity by their beauty and ornate style.

God gives us free will to make our own choices and decisions. When we choose our own way, we move out of God's plan for our life. The selection we make can steer us away from a blessing or towards one. What door is presented to you today, This Day to walk through? Be discriminate and seek God who will satisfy your desires.

Peace and Joy,

Jonah 2:7 (NIV) "When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.


gigi said...

Great thoughts. God's greatest blessings be on you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing these thoughts Susan. I wish you a blessed day today.

Anonymous said...

Susan...You never know where the message is going...nor the purpose...but it has me thinking...looking at my own life...I'm not sure if a door is standing close to me on my current path...but I do know that changes in my life is one of my desires...I will keep this in my mind...thank you for sharing...

sara said...

very good post and has given me some thoughts to chew on.

B His Girl said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for following my blog. I stopped by for a visit as well. Love your post with the doors. It reminds me of the old tv program, "Let's make a Deal" Which door do you pick? Today I went through Walmart's doors and found their knock off crocs for kids marked down to $1.00. I went in there to shop for shoes for Honduras Kids. God sent a young girl interested in Honduras missions to the shoes dept and she saw my loaded cart. I was able to encourage her and find out how to pray for her. As I was checking out, the lady behind me thought I was a school teacher. I told her what I was doing. She was the youth minister's aunt. There was no coincidence in these events. God was directing my steps through doors. He was tracking me in Walmart....He knows me well. lol I look forward to visiting again. B