Monday, February 01, 2016

KEYS TO OPEN DOORS (Part 1)

Title: KEYS TO OPEN DOORS

Matthew 6:25-33, NLT, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? 31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

To open the door of your house, you need to use a key. To get in your car, you need to use a key. To unlock doors this Year of Open Doors and have them opened, we need to have keys as well. They keys are very basic yet very essential as we about to engage ourselves in this year of open doors. There are four keys that we will dig deep into. But we’ll just be talking about two of these for now so we may savor every bit of them.

The first key is something that we can’t ignore and we can’t live without. And this key has been emphasized in the Bible for so many times. The first key is faith. How do you know if your faith is firm? One manifestation of unwavering faith is joy and confidence in the promises of God even if we can’t see them as of the moment. On the other hand worry is the enemy of faith. A person with little faith worries a lot. But Jesus said not to worry, for our heavenly Father takes care of even the plants and animals that He created. Just imagine what God has in store for you, his children. Worrying makes you stagnant while faith makes you a creative problem solver.

They second key is so basic that sometime most of take this for granted. We tend to overlook its power and impact in our relationship with God. And sometimes it becomes our last resort where in fact it should be our first response. This second key is prayer. When we sometimes work very hard for something to the point of exhaustion, we get frustrated simply because this something is not materializing. And we wonder why. With all the effort and energy, why do we fail? It’s because this door that you are trying so hard to open is not from the Lord. You didn’t pray about it that’s why you just worked for it and it turns out that it’s not they right one for you. When you work, you work. When you pray, God works. There is power in prayer because in God’s system when you submit to Him and acknowledge that he is the source that’s the time when God is working best! Do not worry about anything. Pray about everything.


Faith and prayer are two of the four invaluable keys that we must take seriously to open God’s vast doors for you

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