In my morning devotions I read that Christ is the door to all of God’s activity regarding the salvation of man. I don’t think that is much of a surprise when the scripture clearly states that: “…no man comes unto the Father except through me.” John 14:6. What was more revealing to me was the fact that all doors God’s Holy Spirit is nudging us to step through are doors of Christ. When we feel a nudge that is not seemingly connected to leading someone to Christ it seems less necessary. However, God was speaking clearly to me this morning that when He nudges I am to obey. The fact that what I’m stepping into is in His hands and He is wanting me to be a part which will have a connection to Him whether I can see it or not.
Secondly, yesterday the Lewis brothers and spouses got together as we do about monthly. I became the brunt of some sarcasm and jokes. I must have reacted someway to a statement because one brother said I needed to be more secure in being a man. (I didn’t disagree with that). Later, another brother said I was just plain fun to tease. This morning I asked God to help me know if security in being a man was part of being secure that I’m a new creation in Him? He said two words, “It will.” He went onto say that I had never connected the dots to being a new creation and also being a man secure in himself because I am on purpose. The hold that my abusive past has had on me is lessening as these realities come true. What I thought for a minute was a thoughtless statement by my brother turned into a healthy lesson.
Today I’m going into the mountains with men from our church as a get-together with the men. I’m taking one of my older grandsons with me. This isn’t something I’d typically enjoy doing for a day, but it seems to be one of those doors I’m to enter. It will be a good time to see how God uses this time.