Monday Morning Encouragement -- The Only Door

 


"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture." John 10:9


Jesus gives an incredible invitation to sinners in this verse: Come to me and be saved. 


The Lord will never force Himself on anyone, but everyone is welcome to enter into His rest.


Jesus says, "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me  — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly" (Matthew 11:28-30 The Message). 


People wear themselves out to find some other door to God, when Jesus showed us the one and only door is Him. Now knowing this is not the same as entering through the door. The door is open as long as we have the breath of life, but we have to make a conscious decision to walk through it. 


On which side of the door are you standing?


Today's music video Jesus by Chris Tomlin is one of my favorites. Of his song, Chris said, “I hope you’re encouraged no matter where you find yourself when you hear this song. Know that Jesus is with you, He is for you and He loves you.”








I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying or you.




12 comments

  1. Jesus is the source of my strength, hope, and love!

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    1. Amen, Deanna. I'm so grateful for His sacrifice. xx

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  2. Thank you so much for your beautiful encouraging post. Very much needed at this time.

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    1. It's my pleasure, Yvonne. God's word offers so much encouragement and love. xx

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  3. I love this post Nancy. We have to open that door and come in and stay on that side of the door. Good song. Love it. Happy New Week. xoxo Kris

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  4. Those few small words, "the unforced rhythms of grace" swept over my heart like honey this morning. Thank you.

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  5. Praise the Lord for Jesus' "Open Door Policy!" I am so thankful we can find our rest in Him anytime, no matter the hour or day. He is so faithful! Thank you for another precious encouragement this morning, dear friend. Sending love and hugs your way today!

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  6. Thank you Nancy.....that song is very touching, as well as your words. Sending hugs your way for brightening my day! Xxxooo Marilyn

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    1. I'm so glad your day was brightened, Marilyn. God bless you! xo

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