Shut the Door!

April 6, 2017

 

One of my favorite podcast to listen to is Liquid Church with Pastor Tim Lucas. This last message was titled "Don't Stop Believin'", you know, like Journey from the 80's. Pastor Tim spoke about entering into chapter two from chapter one. For so many of us I know we can relate to this. As I was thinking about this journey we are all on one side of a door.

A door is any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another. Have you ever been in a place you just wanted to exit? Or another place you wanted to enter. How many times are we in a place we know we should leave but are afraid to? Perhaps it's because it is all we have ever known. It could be a dark place we fear to leave because of what we may encounter if we do. Or maybe it is a place that we are just too comfortable.

Interestingly enough, Jesus calls Himself the door.

I imagine many of us open the door and maybe even go through the door but we leave it open. Don't you just hate it when the door is left open? Sometimes maybe we position ourselves so that we can see through the doorway, remembering the past. Why? I believe too often we may be physically in the right place but our thoughts are in the past, perhaps in darkness. Close the door to the past and set you sights on things above. I love Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Learn from the past, live in the present, hope for the future.

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