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“If ANY MAN hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Guess what!? You are…IF ANY MAN! Jesus is extending a very personal and intimate invitation for each of us to choose to, or not to join him for deep fellowship and intimacy.

What makes you pause when you hear an open invitation like this?

1. Do you think it is a trick?
2. What is the “catch?”
3. Have you been hurt or “burned ” before and have a hard time trusting?
4. Don’t have time?
5. Doubt, and unbelief enter in because your fear of being let down is as great as your fear it really could be a GREAT thing …but then you would be forced to grow and change some more…again.

Not sure why we don’t just jump at this invitation…it is exactly where we are in our reading…why do we pause? What would the fruit be if we just OPENED THE DOOR?

Joy
Peace
Rest
Hope
Love
Grace
Grace
Grace

Hmmm…seems like the choice is obvious…

“Jesus, in each of our lives this invitation to the OPEN DOOR of intimacy with you is available. Help us today to…slow down…be still and know you are God…and allow the work of your Spirit to simply allow us to rest in your arms “like a weaned child.” It is here…responding to Your invitation Lord, that true rest, peace and grace enfold us as we Sup with the “Bread of Life.”

AmenπŸ™πŸ”₯πŸ˜‰

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In Revelation 3 we read:

Behold, I have set before you an OPEN DOOR.

Three things:

1. Jesus is the door. Are you aware He is open in every way for you and your needs?

2. Jesus stands at the door and knocks. Do you hear what He is directing in your life? Are you close enough to Him as the door, and at the door, that you are aware of Him desiring to come in and be even closer to you?

3. When the disciples were praying for Peter, he literally showed up and Rhoda closed the door on him.

Think about it! God literally answered their prayers while they were praying for Peter and they “missed it!”

Let’s stop right now and consider where God has already answered your most fervent prayer, but you in your routine or familiarity have simply closed the open door of blessing on the “Peter” God has brought to your open door, because it may not have looked like what, or how, you thought God should or could answer your prayer.

Be blessed today as you see God meet and exceed your most immediate and intimate prayers.

BEHOLD, I have set before you a OPEN DOORπŸ™πŸ˜‰

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Matthew 19:26

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

That, my friends, is as simple as it gets.Β  God will be blessing your day today, and week, with impossible miracles becoming not only possible but commonplace.

Let’s try and still get on our knees together and give thanks as we watch God breathe life into our relationships, profession, finances, calling, family and our heart for others.

You have been waiting a very long time for this…”WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Have a super day and a blessed week!!Β 

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In Revelation 1, John is commanded twice by Jesus to “write the things you see.” First, he is “In the Spirit.” Are you?

In the Spirit? How does one get in “the Spirit?”

Let me suggest if you “are in Christ you are a new creation.” So, once saved, the Holy Spirit is already living inside your heart.” At salvation, the Spirit has been invited as a “seal” to dwell in your body. We are told our “body is the temple of Christ.”

The real question then, perhaps is this, are you and I available and will we be obedient to what God is actually asking of us or directing us to?

Later, after John is initially obedient, he is given more opportunity and responsibility. He is told now to, “write the things that were, are and will be.” He is given the honor of writing the divine outline and eventually the entire book of Revelation which is the glorious end of the ultimate love story of God pursuing His bride (you and me and of course ultimately the Jews), and redeeming us for His glory and an eternity of “eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for us…”

Amazing…but it all starts with being saved…are you? Anyone you can lead to the Lord today? Then, are you and I willing to say yes when the Holy Spirit guides and directs us to go somewhere or do something that for each of us, may be really hard?

“Obedience is better than sacrifice.” So, today let’s try and obey the small prompting from the Holy Spirit in our lives. You will be so encouraged and blessed when the actual plan God has for you is so much more amazing than what your fears told you to avoid.

God’s love for you is immeasurable and it is His “perfect love casts out fear,” that is fully available for you today. πŸ™πŸ˜‰πŸ”₯

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Revelation 1

John, was isolated on Patmos. The Alcatraz of its day. He had seen all his friends martyred. He was…ALONE. But it was here he saw heaven. In his despair he saw into heaven…he heard Jesus’ voice like a trumpet. It caused John to “turn” to see what he had heard.

Remember John lived with Jesus for three years. But when he heard Jesus’ voice it caused him to turn…and he actually saw THE SON OF MAN…Jesus in His glorified body…not at all like the comely Jesus in Isaiah.

John was placed in a radically new location physically so he could experience Jesus spiritually in a radically new way so that, he could receive a new revelation or unveiling to be transcribed for you and me.

Where do you sense the Lord is placing you or has placed you in what seems like an isolated and sad and scary place? Could it be you are not being punished, but instead are being preserved and placed in a place for something greater, amazing and well beyond anything you have ever experienced?

Today, let’s be open to not being in self pity over friends, family, dreams or memories that have been a part of our past. Look up and allow the Lord to speak fresh and new to us because…like John, even though he had been with Jesus for thee years, when he “turned” and heard Jesus’ voice, “I fell at His feet as if dead.”

Amazing…humility and power mixed together…remember Revelation is all about…the Lord who:

SAVES THE BEST FOR LAST!

He still has amazing things in store you you and me today! πŸ™πŸ”₯πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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