Open the Door – 2MefromHim Devotional

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Open the Door – 2MefromHim Devotional

Open the door to Jesus. It is the key to finding the love, peace, and help to navigate the difficult circumstances of life! 




2MefromHim Devotional

Open the Door

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Open the Door scriptureRevelation 3:20

Horrific. The news that Germanwings flight 9525 was deliberately crashed into a mountainside by a despairing copilot shocked the world. He locked the pilot out of the cockpit while terrified passengers screamed, knowing there was no escape from certain death. If the he had simply opened the door, perhaps someone could have offered him hope, and saved many lives, including his.

Our world is full of people despairing and uncertain about where to turn, begging for someone to rescue them from their rapid descent into disaster. Just as airliners were not designed to be flown by a single person, God did not design people to navigate the intricacies of life alone. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”(Matthew 11:28)

Open the Door meme

Too many people lack a pilot to keep them on course, but Jesus invites the weary and burdened to come to Him. In John 16:33, He says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” God provided a pilot for our lives when He sent, Jesus to earth, and He offers rest for the souls of all who allow Him into their lives.

With Christ in control we have power to overcome life’s trials and fears in His strength. Ephesians 1:18-21 says, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in His holy people,  and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength  He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead…” It doesn’t mean we’ll live trouble free, but He offers wisdom, guidance, and hope to navigate us safely through life’s trials.

Just like that German copilot had the choice to open the cockpit door and allow the pilot to help him, we have the choice to open the door of our hearts and allow Jesus to pilot our lives. He promises to guide us safely through the trials of life. There are no crash landings with God. Just open the door.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, April 9, 2015

About the author:

Norma - LoMD 2014Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, set in Scotland and New Mexico released in April 2014. She has led weekly women’s Bible studies for 19 years. Her devotionals, poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, FaithWriters, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 38 years. They have two adult children.

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  1. I very much enjoyed this devotion Norma. Allowing God to control our lives and to help us make the right decisions is so important in our daily walk with Him. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Marcie! We all need reminded sometimes!

  2. I wrote my blog on almost the same theme today, sharing how God had given me peace after the death of my husband. It almost sounds like a paradox, but to me the solution for grief was thankfulness–for having such a good man for 54 years and for the support of family and friends. Thanks for sharing!

    • Many things in our Christian lives are paradoxes. My mom and one of my dearest friends have said the same after losing their husbands. There is nothing Jesus will not use to bless us if we give it to Him. Thanks for taking time to comment!

  3. This is a verse that I cling to and ask of Him regularly! I need Him to be with me now more than ever!

    • I am so glad it spoke to you! Thanks for taking time to let me know!

  4. Excellent analogy and oh so true. If we open the doors to our heart to Him, He will help us navigate the trials of life.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Mary! Thanks for commenting!

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