Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stop Knocking . . . Go Through The Open Door

What would happen if you gave fifteen minutes of your time in the morning to prayer?  Or, what would happen if you added an extra fifteen minutes of prayer, if, you already pray in the morning?  No one knows the impact until they try it.  Busyness gets in the way of focusing on God; however,  I have realized that if I don’t begin my day with prayer there is a good chance I won’t be doing what God has planned for me to do or go where He has planned for me to go.

When you get down to it . . . down to the core of life . . . prayer is about trusting God for all things. God is present and at work all the time. The thing is . . . we often fail to see the presence and the work of God when we are consumed with getting through the day, And, we miss what more God has planned for us.
Jesus said it:  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8, NKJV)
It makes sense to pray . . . to ask, seek, and knock . . . and to realize there is a time to stop knocking and go through the open door. Jesus did not say that maybe a door would be opened but it will be opened.

So.  When you get down to it prayer is about going through the door that God opens.
Take fifteen minutes of your morning.  Ask. Seek. Knock.  Then go for it . . . go through the door . . . and experience what more God has for you.
Learning to Kickstart the day in prayer, going through the open door,

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED