Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shut The Door

We've had our 8 grandkids with us off and on for over a week.  Five of them staying in our house and the other three coming to visit.  It's been a wonderful time, however, it is summer and I realized there is a phase I have repeated far more than any other. 

  • It's not, "I love you."--which I do love them--passionately. 
  • It's not, "You are the cutest thing on two feet."-- Which is a known FACT.
  • It's not, "Are you hungry?"--I'm a grandma--enough said.   
 Nope none of the above.

My most used phase this summer has been...

"Shut the door."  (Never yelled, but said in the kindest of ways!)

In fact, I just said it a few minutes age...repeatedly...and as the words came out of my mouth, yet again, God dropped a thought into my heart, and lucky you--I'm gonna share.

There are occasions in life when all of us are like my grandkids--leaving open doors behind us.  Spiritually speaking we may call these open doors...attacks of the enemy, giving Satan a foothold or dabbling in sin.  Whatever we choose to call "the open door"...God wants us to know that what he did for Noah in the Ark, he'll do for us.  (Gen. 7:16)  Noah couldn't shut the door of the Ark without God.  You need help shutting that door--the door guard awaits.  

Ask Him!  And ask Him often for help.

Isaiah 30:18 in the Living Bible says this, Yet the Lord still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love; he will conquer you to bless you, just as he said. For the Lord is faithful to his promises. Blessed are all those who wait for him to help them.

He wants to protect and keep his children safe.  He loves us and wants to bless.  He wants us to call him in our time of need. 

This Grandma has said multiple times this summer "Shut the door"  and now every time I say these three simple words I'll remember the Lord is saying to all of us--"you need help shutting that door--just ask."   

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