Weekend Inspiration

Chaplain Message

Revelation 3:7-8 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the Holy One, the true One, Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one will shut, Who shuts and no one opens. i know your works. Behold I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied My Name.'”

from ‘Turning Points with God’

The largest bank vault door in the world is in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. It weighs more than ninety thousand pounds. It incorporates the largest door hinge ever built. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, four vault doors in the Teikoku Bank, less than a hundred yards from the epicenter of the blast, survived, along with the contents of their vaults.

It may be possible to build doors to withstand man’s most powerful assault, but Christ told the church in Philadelphia that God has doors that no man can shut, and no man can open. That means no one is able to delay or obstruct the plans and purposes of God. When God opens a door of service or opportunity, no one can shut it. And when He shuts a door, it’s a waste of time trying to open it. Often Christians pray for God to open a door, and when that door opens, there is only one way to go through it: by faith! God not only controls the door; He also controls what is on the other side. If you have prayed for an open door, be ready to walk through when God opens it. And when an open door closes, be patient until it opens again.

Father God, thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. When Your answer is yes, would You give us the courage and strength to walk through that door? When Your answer is no, help us to accept that You know when it is best for us, and will open the right door at the right time? In Jesus Name. AMEN.

May God grant you and your families, His joy and peace this week and always.

Chaplain Ron

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