We certainly know several purposes of a door–security, warmth, separation, privacy, etc. But a door may also represent a place of invitation. I’m sure you’ve said it before to someone else “I’m just praying for an open door.” And what most people are communicating in such a statement is this: “I’m looking for the right invitation that the Lord would have me to receive.”
The reality of our lives is certain: many doors are open to us and many invitations have our names on them. But discerning which door(s) to walk through and which invitation(s) to receive is much more difficult. It takes patience, quiet and prayerful reflection, deep discernment, and a true trust in the Sovereign God.
So, we encourage you to consider which doors the Lord may be asking you to open and walk through; which invitations are of and from the Lord? And which ones are for you (specifically) to receive?
Perhaps it’s a move to a new town…initiating a new friendship…taking better care of your physical body…engaging in a new rhythm of prayer…embracing the sabbath more fully.
As you look at this image, would you prayerfully consider which open doors the Lord would have you step through? Which invitations are of and from the Lord–that He would have you joyfully receive?
Blessings to you!
It’s Monday morning. 9:59 AM EST.
Have you had a frustrated and hurried morning? A disastrous circus of getting kids out the door to catch the bus? Is there a pile of emails awaiting you? A long to-do list that has likely spilled over from last week into this week?Maybe you have a dreadful work situation; unfriendly co-workers; a less-than-fulfilling occupation.
Monday morning can truly be a drag and dreaded occasion…we all know that. And especially if you expect it to be such.
But instead, what if you saw it in this light:
A new day of life; a thing of beauty; a gift; a grace. A beautiful, gracious gift. Monday? Really?
May you receive this day as a beautiful, gracious gift from a loving and kind Heavenly Father. May you find renewed strength this Monday in remembering the promised presence of our God. He is WITH YOU! And He longs to strengthen your feeble knees and restore your weary soul. Trust in the Lord; Find rest in God alone; Receive His good gifts and live in the abundance of His goodness–giving thanks and celebrating a new day.
Blessings and a happy Monday!
When is the last time that you found a quiet place to commune with God?
Putting away the distractions of technology.
Creating both an internal and external silence.
We encourage you to re-engage the practice of a soul care day if it has been some time since you have found a quiet place to deepen your intimacy with God. May some of these images serve as an invitation towards a spacious encounter with God.