I heard that ever-knowing, still, small voice today urging me towards an open door. So small in fact I wondered if it really was Him at all.
This door was open for a while… and it was closed only because I closed it. Sometimes the flesh wants what the flesh wants… when in truth, it’s not really about what I want. It’s about spreading God’s word… at home, to family and friends, to strangers, in the workplace. It’s about advancing His Kingdom. It’s about being a child of the light: knowing the light, spreading the light, being the light. It’s about being a true follower of Christ and not just a fair-weather fan.
Now I’m standing at that closed but unlocked door. I’m knocking on the other side to seek God’s will. I know that if I walk away from this opportunity, God will happily present another one in due time. However, the closer and more earnestly I follow my shepherd, the more found I will be, for He knows me better than I know myself. I deny my flesh, put on the new man.. the new man I received when I became righteous through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. His precious sacrifice. I arm myself with His Truth, His grace, His mercy. I pray for the peace that transcends all understanding, holding my thoughts captive, guarding my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus. I will focus only on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. I will focus only on whatever is excellent or praiseworthy.
I will approach this opportunity with a heart of servanthood. A heart desiring excellence, but not perfection. A heart humble and meek, but not weak. I will walk through this door and praise God for the opportunity, knowing He will be right there with me.
I will know the light. I will spread the light. I will be the light.
Help me be your light in this world. Help my spirit attract others to me. Help me leave behind my ideas of what I think I want, what I think I need… and grant me courage to trust you God. Thank you for your wisdom, your discernment, your peace. Help me serve where a servant is needed, to be a leader where they need leading. To love where there is love needed, and most of all God, help me bring people to you. Help me bless others so that they glorify you God.
Eph 5:8-10; Eph 6:10-18; Phil 4:7-8