Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Does Our Behavior Indicate a Welcoming Door?

I love beautiful old doors. There's just something so appealing about them. A lovely door is so welcoming. I hope the door to my soul is welcoming to God as these beautiful old doors. As a Christian, my personality and behavior should indicate a welcoming door to others.

 There are endless possibilities awaiting on the other side of a door. God opens doors for us all the time. Do we always open them?  How do we use the possibilities awaiting on the other side? There are several verses of scripture that refer to doors, and the symbolism they contain is so meaningful. 

When I think of a welcoming door, this quote comes to mind. Although I don't know who said it, I think it is worth sharing.

Prayers should be the key in the morning and the lock at night.


When God closes a door He opens a window.
Malachi 3:10

When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Acts 14:27

Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,
2 Corinthians 2:12

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8

So, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
Matthew 24:33

Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Psalm 24:7

"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning. "For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you. 
Exodus 12:22-23

So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 10:7

But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 
1 Corinthians 16:8-9

"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."
Genesis 4:7

Praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
Colossians 4:3

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