Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start!A new day to rise and open the door that the Lord has been knocking on.
I recieved a special gift in the mail yesterday!
A book from my blogger friend Matt whose blog is:
This book is captivating and I couldn’t put it down. I read it last night turning page after page as the main character discovers the truth of God. I am not finished with it yet, but I read until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.
It is the true story of a Muslim woman of high status who has servants and her every need cared for. She is in her early fifties and bitter from divorce. And in this season of loss, she begins to receive messages from God through dreams, unlikely friendships, and even a trip to the ER where she talks with a nun.
She is conflicted at first. Which is the real God? The God of the Quran or the God of the Bible?
As she asks questions, God faithfully answers.
It is a beautiful first hand account of a woman who against all odds gives her life to Jesus.
There are several treasures we can get from the book and her story. I will share the first one today.
The first one is that God is in pursuit of us. He is knocking on the door of each person’s heart. He doesn’t want one person to perish, no not one. Meaning, He is calling all people to Himself.
In her story, she even has a dream where Jesus knocks on her door and she let’s Him in. She dreams this prior to reading the verse in Revelation.
He sends messages and messengers to us to get His message of love and truth across. He will use situations to speak to our heart. He will use friendships and family members and even what appears to be coincidence as He sets up divine appointments to get His message to us.
He is knocking and knocking at each heart, and we get the free will to open the door or keep it shut.
Its such a beautiful invitation. Open the door and we will share a meal. It’s an invitation to intimacy and closeness with the Lord. A call to receive Him and accept Him in a true relationship, not just a religious act of confessing one time.
But a real, personal Lord that you can dine with, talk with, and share everything with.
This is the type of Lord that the main character meets and it is both captivating to read and also fans a flame in me to also seek the Lord more intimately and closely.
He is a good, good Father who loves His children dearly. When we accept Jesus, we become His children and we can relate to Him intimately and closely like a child and a parent.
So, in total vulnerability and knowing it could cost her everything, even her life, she gets down on her bedroom floor and submits her life to Jesus.
She invites Him into her heart and tells Him that she will follow Him.
We have the same opportunity to submit it all and declare our faith in Him even if it may cost us everything.
I am finding out that what we gain in Christ is far more precious and valuable than anything we give up.
Dear Heavenly Father,
What a glorious testimony you have given through this story! You are a good, good Father God who so desires all people. You are knocking on our hearts. May we open them and invite You in fully and completely. I commit myself afresh to You this morning. You are Lord, and I choose You to be my Savior and my Lord over all things in my life. I desperately need a Savior everyday. Thank you for saving me and being both my Savior and Lord.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Blessings and open doors!