“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7
Today my husband Mark and I woke in much anticipation of our brand new front door. At 8:30 a.m. the door company came and labored much of the day in the cold to remove the old, weathered and ugly door and then installed the new door. It lets in so much light and it makes the entire house look fresh, new and bright. We are two happy customers. Now when people come to the front of our home, they can feel welcomed and invited inside.
In life we have to choose which doors we want to enter and exit. Some doors we enter through and find a room full of disappointment, pain and regret. We find ourselves rushing to the nearest exit. It’s strange that sometimes we find that terrible door to be a revolving door for a long time before we realize we should never enter through it again. Other doors we enter through and find a room in which we want to stay awhile, or maybe never leave at all. The room is warm and cozy and invites rest and peace. What kind of doors have you entered and exited lately?
Satan would like us very much to open doors the Holy Spirit tells us strongly we should leave shut. It can be so tempting to see what is on the other side. Just to catch a glimpse would satisfy our curiosity. Unfortunately, sometimes curiosity takes us too far and we become lost in the darkness, frightened and miserable. Genesis 4:7 says, ”But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Perhaps drugs, a bad relationship, or a poor decision put us down this path. We have no idea how to get back through that door we should never have opened in the first place. When this happens, we can cry out to God to help us escape Satan’s snare. God will always help us find a way out. He will show us a better door to enter through that will truly satisfy our souls.
When we enter through the door God shows us, we instantly feel surrounded by the light of Jesus Christ. We are enveloped by His love, mercy and grace. He heals our wounds and takes away our pain and misery. He calms and soothes us as He lifts our burdens from us. He takes our fear away and replaces it with the hope of heaven and promise of eternal life. He gives us passion, purpose and clarity. Have you entered through this door?
Jesus says, ”I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” John 10:9. Do you know Jesus Christ? Have you entered into the door of salvation and hope?
Our days our numbered, and we never know which day will be our last. We should never wait to make a decision to enter through the door that leads to salvation. If we do, we may find we are too late. The Bible says, “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut” Matthew 25:10. Don’t shut out Jesus Christ. He wants you to receive life and peace today!
Be careful! The idea that “all roads lead to heaven” is false. There are many beautiful and deceiving doors we can be tempted to open. They only lead to destruction. People say Christianity is so narrow-minded and intolerant. This is because Jesus Christ is the way, the Truth and the life. He is the ONLY way. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6. There are many false religions that will beg you to enter through the wide door. Only by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior can you enter through the narrow door. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” Matthew 7:13-14. Choose Jesus Christ today!