New Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

Daily Devotional

Date: 2/8/2018 9:32 AM EST

Grace morning on this tranquil and thankful Thursday.
It seems doors of opportunity open and close before us in life. Is it God opening and closing these doors? For many years I’ve heard the saying, “When God shuts one door, He opens another!” Well, no, those exact words are not found in the Bible anywhere.  I haven’t found the original source of the saying, but it sounds similar to a famous quote by Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. He said: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”
The God of the Universe is interested in you. He has a plan for you; He has a pathway for you.
Sometimes you can become frustrated because it seems as if doors of opportunity are constantly being closed.
When you are trying to serve God and you encounter a closed door your first question should be, “Did God close this door?” Sometimes other people “close” the door, and sometimes the devil and his demonic forces will try to place obstacles in the way of your service and devotion. So just because you encounter resistance or difficulty, it doesn’t necessarily mean God has shut the door.
“I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.”Revelation‬ ‭3:8‬ ‭MSG‬‬
If God has clearly sent you in a certain direction and the devil tries to close the door–then knock it down!
Live, love, and laugh your way through this triumphant Thursday!

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