What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Closed Doors, Open Windows - The Beginning

Isaiah 43: 18-19 "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

Someone once gave me a plaque to put on my wall that said, "When God closes a door, He always opens a window." I kept it on my wall for many years, although it was often moved from one wall to another as we saw one door closed on that particular home and place of employment, and a window opened in a new location. I finally got to the place where I hid that plaque, because it was beginning to feel like we had a perpetual door slamming shut and I got tired of rehanging that plaque on a different wall. However, the truth I need to focus on is the fact that I did have another wall on which to place it...because God had in fact opened another window. In reality, God has always opened another window whenever we heard that proverbial door slam shut on our hopes and dreams. He has never failed to open another window for us, albeit, perhaps not always a window that we had ever thought of before, or even that we would have considered had it not been for God's supernatural guidance and intervention on our behalf.

Lord, right now I am in one of those places between the slammed door and the open window...and I have no clue where or when that window will open. I know I can trust in You, since You have promised in Your word in Isaiah 43:18-19 that You will "do a new thing" (open a window?) and that You will "even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Here I am Lord, ready to travel that road or cross that river, whatever it takes to reach that open window. Thank You for Your message of hope and encouragement today. I can hardly wait to see what window You are going to open next! Amen.

4 comments:

  1. I love you willingness to listen for God's voice and guidance. There are many, many people who will enjoy the words you share. It reminds me of the chorus,

    "Here I am Lord
    Is it I Lord
    I have heard you calling in the night
    I will go Lord
    If you lead me
    I will hold your people in my heart."

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  2. Thank you, Rhonda! My very first best friend from my childhood is my first comment on my first blog page! God is so good to bring us back to this place at this time in our lives. You and I have come full circle, and I praise God for this renewed friendship in Christ! I do believe you were the first person to ever sign my autograph book as a child. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship. BFF ~ Pam

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  3. Aunt Pam you have inspired me to start my blog as well! I am so glad that you have taken this step. You have always been my go to person when I have questions and you have always explained it to me in a way that gives me peace, no matter what the subject! My prayer for your blog is that you will be able to touch the masses the way you have touched me. God has given you a wonder gift of Faith...I can only hope that I can do the same for my nieces and nephews!!!

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  4. Debbie...your words have given me great encouragement tonight. I do pray that God will bless this effort to be a light in the darkness around us. I am so excited to hear that you have also started your blog. I can't wait to see it! I know that God has been doing some miraculous things in you and Darrell's lives these past few months. It will be thrilling to see where this will lead...it is certainly an excellent example of an "open window" for you! Thank you for sharing this with me. You have truly brightened my day! Love, Aunt Pam

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