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"Many times they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me" (Ps 129:2).
Jesus says, "Knock, and the door will be opened." (Matthew 7: 7a)
I'm 50 years old. 50! Ever so much more than 20. Over the years,Jesus has made a believing believer out of me. When I knock, Jesus is 100% willing to open the door. 100% of the time. I receive an open invitaion to yield my desires to Him and then He smooths the jagged edges of personal agenda.
Will I enter? Will I respond to His invitation to grow and evolve--sometimes painfully until my desires are shaped by the compassion of the cross? Or, will I turn away and chalk my request up to an unanswered prayer when truthfully no prayer goes unanswered.
What if some answers can only be seen and heard after we've left our personal agendas at the door? (When we let go of what we want to see and hear for the sole purpose of getting what we think we want.) What if we took the time to commune with the One who answers. Period.
I encourage you today, knock. When Jesus opens the door. Open your heart. He thinks quite a lot of you. Most assuredly, you will receive.
"May we walk with confidence in the will of God which is love and mercy itself. Amen."
You are not alone,
Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 1:11 PM CDT