The Open Door
As I was praying through what God had for 2022, I saw a pair of giant wooden doors in the heavenly distance. I watched as these doors were opened as blinding light beamed through the other side. What was previously closed has now been opened and only opened by the Lord!
What does this mean for you?
I see this as an invitation if you are waiting. There are desires that God has put in your heart that have not come to fruition yet. Perhaps it has been years. The weightiness has made you feel discouraged or disillusioned, even doubting what God has given you. This word is to reassure you that your waiting is not in vain as the Lord has what is good on the other side. As David exclaimed in Psalm 27:13-14, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
This word encourages you not to give up. Don’t focus on what hasn’t come – this can be demoralizing. Instead, remain steadfast on the possibility of what can happen. His timing is the best timing! Yet you can be comforted by the words of Jesus, “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.” Look at it this way:
- Ask – Make your requests known to God. He is your Heavenly Father, and so let Him know what is it is that you are asking for. If it’s important, mention it!
- Seek – Search the Lord for your answers. Humble yourself and set a fast to seek His face. Be diligent in the Word and have rhythms of prayer throughout the day.
- Knock – Keep pressing in and keep praying! No one knocks on a door one time – it is a repetitive action to get the person’s attention on the other side. Our knocking reveals our determination with what we need and how much it means to us.
It is a season for increased faith. It takes a greater degree of trust to believe that the Lord will open those doors for you. Even the Apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith, so calling on God for more faith is what we should do. (Luke 17:5). Thankfully, all you need is a small amount to start, the size of a mustard seed. And so, your faith can move mountains – nothing will be impossible for you! (Matthew 17:20).
I’m excited at the possibilities for what God has for you and me this year. Please let me know if you would like prayer regarding the open door for your life. Keep knocking! May God open that door for you, leading to the best that He has for you.
“I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” – Isaiah 22:22
Blessings in Jesus’ Name,