The Gift of a God-Opened Door

Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut. (Revelation 3:8)

Doors come in many forms. Some doors are revolving, closing and shutting like clockwork. Some doors were once opened and now closed, locked for eternity. Other doors are wide open just waiting for a gust of wind to swing it back shut. Then you have those doors that take a very specific, very special key or code to unlock, and once it’s opened, no man can ever shut it again.

When my friend and I were working together in an “escape room” last weekend, we discovered something—a door hidden behind some shelves. Once we cracked the code, that door was permanently opened for the duration of the game. It wouldn’t have mattered if someone came in and closed that door, because we had already cracked the code to open it, and it was no longer hidden. Even if the door closed, we would have known that the shelves were not just shelves, and we had the key, the power to open it back up.

When God opens a door, no man can shut it. When God gives you joy, no man can steal it. When God gives you peace, no man can take it. We may find that someone comes in and temporarily shuts our door, steals our peace, our joy—but only for a moment. God never runs out, and when you are connected to the source of those things, they will always be replenished. It’s the gift of a God-opened door—you possess the key, and no matter who may try to close it, God will always be right on the other side.

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