As I approach the end of my Bible in a year plan (only a couple of months overdue!) I entered the book of Revelation. As a young man and someone new to Christianity I used to find this a book that bamboozled me. The more I read it the more it hurt my brain and confused me. The more years clocked as a follower of Christ the more I have grown to appreciate it and grown to understand it more and how it can encourage us.
I was deep in reading Chapter 3 with John’s vision and subsequent message to the Church in Philadelphia the other day and just got hijacked by it. I love it when this happens! This is the bit that got me….
“What he opens no-one can shut and what he shuts no-one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no-one shut.”
I was captured by these words. I loved the permanency of Gods work and the unstoppable power of his will for us. If he opens a door for us it will remain open, FACT!
Also I found a fresh reminder that the challenge of discerning Gods will for my life is not something to stress about it is simply looking for open doors to walk through and closed doors to walk away from. God sees our efforts and opens doors for us that are un-shut able.