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An Open Door

  • Let's therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 WEB

    Direct access to God was very limited before Jesus came. There was a thick curtain in the temple that separated the common people from the Holy of Holies, where God's presence dwelt. Only the high priest was allowed to visit this room, once a year, on the day of atonement.

    Right before Jesus died on the cross, He said 'It is finished' and the curtain that separated the people from God was torn from the top to the bottom, opening the way for us to come directly into His presence (Matthew 27:51). His door is now wide open, and we are welcome.

    Our heavenly Father has made a way for us to come to Him boldly and tell Him anything on our heart, knowing that He only has our best interests in mind. He will not be surprised or shocked at what you tell Him. He will not get angry. In fact there is nothing that you can tell Him that He does not already know, but talking with Him will set you free and take a burden off of your own shoulders.

    Come boldly to the Lord in prayer and talk to Him as you would your best friend. Pray about everything. We often do not have, because we do not ask Him. Develop that close relationship. Pay the price, it is worth it. Dig deeper, there are good things hidden there. Involve God in your everyday life and include Him in your decisions with 'Not my will, but Yours, be done.' He has opened His door, and we should use it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for opening Your door and welcoming us. I come to meet You today. Please work Your will in my life. Lead me, and I will follow You. Speak to me in a way that I understand and let me see the world through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank youLord Jehovah!
September 12, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praise Him!

September 12, 2019
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

GLORY to GOD! Thank you Father GOD, for allowing us to come to you on our own. So Awesome. Thank you Pastor

September 12, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 12, 2019
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Charlene Vallo
Charlene Vallo

This devotional hit home today!!! Thank you Lord for your loving kindness!!!

September 12, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

September 12, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 12, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

September 12, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thank You Father God for allowing us to come boldly before you.

September 12, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen!  Thank you Jesus for all our blessings,we love and worship you.

September 12, 2019
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Raju Williams
Raju Williams

Praise the Lord, Amen.

September 12, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus, Amen

September 12, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God hear my plea. Thank you for your many blessings praise God amen

September 12, 2019
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank the Lord for opening the door for me to be with you.

September 12, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

September 12, 2019
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

‘Not my will, but Yours, be done’ Amen!

September 12, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father let Your will not mine be done in every decision I make today. Lead us to follow Your designs when we talk to You, that Your grace and love be manifested in every situation. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this great devotional, God bless you. 

September 12, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Wow! What an amazing coincidence! I've been praying for Father God for an open door and here your devotional is named the same. He knows........Praise God!

September 12, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 12, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

HalleluYah, Amen.

September 12, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and PTL !!!  Praise His name, He made it possibly that we can come directly to Him knowing that He hears us !!! We don't need a "Go-in-between" or a priest to offer up continual sacrifices for us because Jesus did it all and once for all, thank you my Lord and Savior !!!

September 12, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

PRAISE THE LORD

September 12, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

September 12, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

September 13, 2019
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Thank You! Amen.

September 17, 2019