By Barbara Rainey
First posted on EverThineHome.com
“I AM the Door. If anyone enters by Me, He will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9
Doors signal an entrance.
Since the Garden of Eden’s passageway was marked by the cherubim and flaming sword entryways have been noted by man-made doors. Fashioned of stone or wood, leather or cloth, adorned with gold and formidable or crudely assembled and decrepit, passageways are marked, but not all are visible.
Yet God in His great kindness told us the portal to eternal life is His Son, Jesus.
Not only is He the entrance to salvation, but He also is the Source of everything we need on our pilgrimage to our eternal home.
Peter, who walked on water then sank, who betrayed Jesus then repented, wrote a letter near the end of his life confidently telling us Christ “has granted us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” He added that through the promises of God we can become “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:3,4).
Do you need a taste of the divine nature in your life today? Are you struggling with emotions, feelings, desires that are anything but godly? How many doors have you tried in your quest for fulfillment?
Oh, that you would run to and through the Door! Jesus is the entrance. He will give you everything you need today and in every circumstance yet ahead.
Walk with Him and experience the peace of living in His pastures.
My Heart, Ever His: Prayers for Women (NEW from Barbara Rainey)
As we search for meaning in our world of shallow online relationships and glamorized selfies, many are returning to traditional and liturgical churches. The repeated words, benedictions, and historic hymns connect us to saints who have gone before, giving us a sense of belonging, richness, and transcendence. Written prayers, once cast off as archaic, are now welcomed as guides to tune our hearts to the heart of God.
In My Heart, Ever His Barbara Rainey shares 40 prayers for women. Readers can read and meditate on one prayer throughout the week or read a prayer a day for 40 days as a way to express the longing of our hearts to our Father who loves us even as he sees who we truly are. Like the psalms of David, these prayers are honest, sometimes raw. Barbara uses these transparent expressions of common female experiences to encourage us to surrender to Christ and help us see God as he is, not as we assume him to be. My Heart, Ever His provides a stepping-stone to help you become more transparent with God and discover his welcoming embrace.
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