God opens & closes doors

Automatic doors
Open and close
On my life’s journey:
Sudden disappointments,
And surprise opportunities.
Yet some how I know
That God runs the show
Like He did when Joseph
Was wrongfully sent to jail
So he could be chosen
To rule Egypt for Pharoah.

When God closes a door and you try to climb through a window, that means you’ve messed the message of the closed door. God sometimes shuts doors to help you find Jesus.

When I resist following Jesus through the doors that He opens, my life gets off the hinges. When you try hard but can’t get a door to open, there’s a good chance that God is keeping it shut to protect you.

God’s closed doors are His “Do Not Enter” signs. We need to use discernment to recognize the difference between God’s closed doors and the devil’s hindrance.

To be led by the Spirit we need to cultivate our awareness of the Spirit’s inner promptings and the wisdom to confirm them with Scripture. When God closes a door, and the devil tries to make you bitter it’s better not to listen to him.

When Jesus knocks on the door of your heart, it’s best not to leave Him outside knocking. Jesus has an open-door policy. He won’t reject anyone who sincerely and humbly comes to Him.

Jesus is the Vine

The sap in the Vine
Flows just fine
And the Vine
Invites us branches
To abide and align
With the Divine
So that we can dine
And consume new wine
From God’s Spirit.
Yet we the branches
Too often confine
And limit the sap flow
By quenching the Spirit.
Let’s repent and incline
Our hearts to the Lord
So that the Vine
Can cause us to shine!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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