Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Million, Million Doors for His Love To Walk Through (Five Minute Friday)

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Door." Write for five minutes; unedited.

I have walked through many doors in my life. There was the door I walked  through in my daddy's arms when my mom and him brought me home from the hospital. There is the door that walked through when I went to Kindergarten for the first time. There is the door I walked through to go to seminary. There is the door I walked to when I walked into my own house for the first time.

But, not only, have I walked through many doors, God has closed a few doors in my life too. God closed the door when I took a new call and moved from Fargo-Moorhead to Minot. There are the doors that shut when God opened another door for me. God has a way of doing that doesn't he---shutting one door and opening another.

Most of all though, I believe, that God calls us to open the door for God's love; for the world's love. One of my all time favorite Christian artists is Jason Gray. Jason has a really cool song that makes me smile and think about the world in which we live. The words in the song are "God put a million, million doors in the world for his love to walk through. One of those doors is you." These words continually speak to me. Am I showing that love to the world around me? Are we showing that love to the world around us?

This week as I have watched the riots breaking out in Baltimore, I cannot help but think of the yuckiness; the ugliness that is happening in our world. What kind of world will our youth grow up in? Will we show them what God's love will look like? And will they walk through those open doors showing God's love to the world? I hope so...because I believe the world will be a kinder gentler place if they do!





16 comments:

  1. Great post, and now I can't get the song out of my head!

    But it sure beats the "Barney" theme, for a mental soundtrack.

    I think you do make the world a kinder and gentler place, with your writing, and the comments you've left on other blogs, mine included.

    Here from FMF.

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    1. Thanks Andrew! Very kind of you to say that I make the world a kinder and gentler place. I love that Jason Gray song and it is WAY better than the "Barney" theme! :)

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  2. What a challenge: "God calls us to open the door of God's love." Thank you for the food for thought.
    #fmf

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    1. You are welcome for the food for thought, Amy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow, what a cool thought! That I am to be a door for God's love to walk through. That's wonderful food for thought for me going into the weekend.

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    1. It really is a cool thought isn't it? Hope you were able to ponder some on that food for thought this weekend! :)

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  4. I just heard that song for the first time the other day. Such a thought provoking concept. I do worry about the world we are in. It seems like such a hopeless place where everything is just becoming way to selfish and there are no more boundaries. I see a storm hovering over our nation. But you are right, we have to be a doorway to light and love and focus on God's truth!

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    1. Natalie, Jason Gray has become one of my all time faves!!! I figured I was not alone in worrying about the world we live in. We do need to be that doorway to light and love and focus on God's truth.

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  5. I don't know that song and both you and Kate reference it...MUST check it out. xo

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    1. I hope you got a chance to check it out, Susan!

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  6. Like Susan above me, I don't know this song, but I'm definitely going to go have a look at it now! I'm so glad He has allowed you to be a door to His love in my life! Love you, my friend!

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    1. You totally need to check that song out. Jason Gray has become one of my all time faves! Thank you for saying that I have been a door to God's love to you my friend! Love you too!!!

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  7. Okay, I have never heard of Jason Gray so I'm headed to Spotify in a second!

    Your words here have me thinking. Liz over at "So I Married a Youth Pastor" talked about being a door in terms of writing, and here you are talking about being a door in terms of sharing Christ. I've never looked at it that way before!

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    1. Marie, I LOVE Jason Gray! One of my other faves is his song "Remind Me Who I am" I read Liz's post too. Great post and really got me thinking too!

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  8. How appropriate that your new header has no door. So like your heart - wide open to the Spirit. I like you!

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    1. Wendy, I didn't even think about how my new header doesn't have a door. Thank you for saying that it is like my heart--wide open to the Spirit. That is sweet of you to say. I definitely hope that is how I live my life! And I like you too!! :)

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