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!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Door Which No One Can Shut

Revelation 3:8:  "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name."

Even though the above message is given to the church in Philadelphia at the end of the age...I am claiming it as God's message to me today.  This is personal!  You see, I've been attending this "writer's conference" the past few days, and I must admit I am exhausted and have just a little strength left in me.  My greatest temptation this morning is to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head and say, "I'm too tired, I'm sick from coughing all night, my Nyquil didn't work, and I would rather just stay home and recuperate!" 

To be quite honest, I've felt a bit discouraged in my so-called writing career as I've heard over and over again from so many just how difficult it is for a first time author to get a book published in today's market.  Afterall, the Rick Warrens and Max Lucados and Jerry Jenkins don't come along every day!  One must have a have a unique message that has a waiting audience clamoring to purchase your long awaited masterpiece. 

But then there have been those voices which have risen above the others saying, "Don't give up!  Be true to yourself and the message that you believe God has given you.  You may need to redefine your purpose and the direction in which you are headed in order to reach your desired goals...but don't quit now!

"I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it."   Yes, I like that voice; It's God's voice above the din...Yes, Lord, I will listen to Your voice and trust that You will guide me in the right direction. That way I can't go wrong!


  1. Remember the first comment for your brand new blog?

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

    Hang in there my friend.

  2. Hey Rhonda! Even from your frozen outpost in the north country you can still find words to encourage me! Thank you! Now that I am back home from the conference, I am trying to sort out the tons of information I received and put things in proper perspective. Your little message above is one of those "perspective" comments that I will treasure in my heart forever! Actually, I may just have to post it on my computer so I can see it every day! I love knowing that you are a vessel that God has chosen to bring me encouragement today. May Christ be praised, and may you be blessed. Love you BFF, Pam


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