Wednesday, November 14, 2012

open the gate

I'm asking God to open this gate.

Every time I come to this gate it is closed.  In fact it is locked.  I rattle the lock and the chain around us, but without the key or some help, the gate will stay locked tight and closed.  I’m asking for help.

This may be a proverbial gate in your life or real gate as the one I am picturing and praying for at this time.  God knows the truth.  He knows my heart.  God even knows the gate or gates that are in your life that keep you questioning and seeking.  Have you stopped asking for the gate to be opened?  Don’t quit too early.

We have a tendency to quit long before we ought to.  God tells us to keep on seeking, keep on knocking and keep on asking.  What will God do?  He will open the gate in front of you.

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

If God doesn’t want to open the gate, He won’t.  But if we keep asking, He will change my mind and my heart as I seek Him.  If He wants the gate to open, He will open it.  He will open it in His time and in His way.

Psalm 37:4
NLT
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

The question is, do we trust Him?  He’s led us to this point in time, this point in life and even this situation or this geographical location.  Plus God cares about us because we are His kids.  He wants to give us our heart’s desire.  He wants to love on His kids.  Sometimes we are just too far from Him to know His heart.

There we find the story of the prodigal son and the prodigal’s brother.  Neither son had on his heart what the father wanted.  That is until the younger son ran home and the older son began to complain to the father.  At that point I think both their heart’s changed.  It was at that point that the father opened the gate for each of his sons.

Luke 15:32
NLT
We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!

I’m asking God, my heavenly father, to open the gate in front of me.  I will plead with Him till he opens the gate or until He says no.  Because I believe that my father wants the biggest and best from His kids.  There is so much behind that gate that we just don’t see or get.  I can’t wait to see what it ahead of us or on the other side of that gate.

By the way, I have stood in front of similar gates or doors before only to have God say no or say that I needed to wait.  When the time was right, God did something.  I believe that God wants to do something for you and for me.  It is time to keep on asking God to open the gate.

There is a wide-open door for a great work here, although many oppose me.

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