Because of the Games We Play with God, we’re digging into a new series this month to explore ways we can know God in the everyday of our lives. Today’s daily task? Lock the Door!
What doors do you lock regularly? Your house? Car? Office? What about doors you lock occasionally, depending on the situation? What doors do you keep unlocked? And are your reasons for locking or unlocking valid reasons or rationalizations?
What about spiritual doors?I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and to make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his. Brothers and sisters, I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do.
Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above.All of us who are spiritually mature should think this way, too. And if there are things you do not agree with, God will make them clear to you.But we should continue following the truth we already have. (Philippians 3:12-16)
“I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.You will search for me. And when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me!” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
From this time on we do not think of anyone as the world does. In the past we thought of Christ as the world thinks, but we no longer think of him in that way. 17 If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new! (2 Corinthians 5:16-17)
As you close physical doors in your house, vehicle, office, or other locations throughout the day, consider the spiritual doors you’re prying open, blockading shut, propping open, or slamming shut. Are you taking control or trusting God to guide you as you close, open, and lock doors?