The Door

It was always there but I was too busy raising children and working. Sometimes I would think about the door but there was a meal to prepare, housework to be done or driving the kids to activities. Other times I thought I heard a knock on the door, but I had to hurry to go to work. As the years went by I became more and more busy.

Was I being busy in order to block the sight of the door from my mind? Was I running away from the door? Did I not want to open the door?

Years went by and the door was still there. I sensed the door might mean some sort of change in my life. But what? What if I decided to open the door? What would I find? Matthew 7:7 (NIV) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” and Revelations 3:20 (NIV) “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Very late in life I opened the door and invited Him in. What did I find?

I found peace and a sense of freedom from my worries and stress.

I found hope, comfort, and contentment

I found truth and unconditional love.

I found meaningful relationships with fellow believers

I found the meaning of God’s promises.

I found salvation.

I sing a song of praise, thankfulness and joy for what I have discovered.


Jesus said: “…I come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10 (NIV)

Why did I wait so long?

Don’t wait. Listen for the knock on the door today. He is waiting to greet you with open arms.

2 thoughts on “The Door”

  1. Hi Elaine, I’m enjoying your devotions as I am trying to catch up. When I read that you have opened the “DOOR,” I had to comment. What joy! The Lord Jesus was there all the time, just waiting for an invitation to come in! Now He is using you to bless others as you write truths about Him and His Word! Blessings, Ruby

    P.S. I like what you said about “Prayer” (July 9): God is not a vending machine that cranks out requests on demand.” I’m glad He is our loving heavenly Father who delights to do good things for us–in His time & way.

    1. Dear Ruby,
      Thank you for your kind words. As I explained in “The Door” I am a new Christian and I stand in amazement every day at how God is teaching me and and that he has faith enough in me to give me this opportunity to write the devotions. I am too new to be able to do this on my own so all the glory goes to him.

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