“An open door invites callers.”
I love an open door; it is always so inviting and feels like a welcome pathway into someone’s home and heart. I am a pretty open door kind of person; I always try to leave my door open (although at times it turns into a revolving door!) because an open door can go a long way towards helping to maintain a positive, upbeat feeling throughout the day for not only those I spend time with at work, but also for my family and friends too. The lines of communication should be as open and as free-flowing as possible to cultivate a smooth work environment and a happy home. Isn’t it nice to have someone you trust completely with all your thoughts and feelings without being judged and/or criticized? There are times when it is a real challenge to walk through that door, but the rewards can be more valuable than you can imagine if you have the courage to open that door and step outside your comfort zone.
“I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.” (Revelation 3:8 MSG)
God has that same wonderful open door policy; it’s such a blessing to be able to talk to Him the same as if you were talking to your best friend! You should tell him your thoughts, desires, hurts, and problems, as well as giving him your thanks and praise. It comforts me to talk to God daily, in a normal everyday type of conversation. Even though I know He can read my mind and that he is constantly observing my inner most thoughts at all times, it’s important to talk to Him in order to constantly build and strengthen my relationship with him. He knocks at the door of our heart because He wants us to share everything with Him us and have fellowship with us.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20 NIV)
Do you ever hear God knocking on your door? Do you open the door and invite Him in regardless of the situation? Our wonderful Father is so approachable! J He wants us to confide in Him and hear everything that is going on in our lives. We don’t have to worry what we are bringing to Him, we just need to trust Him because He is capable and His motives are pure and true; He always listens and will never deceive us. We must always leave our doors open to Him, and enter through His open door whenever we just want some good fatherly conversation and/or direction in our lives.
"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open." Alexander Graham Bell