Day 15: Open

Day 15: Open

31 Days of Intimacy with my Savior

It perplexes me Jesus would open His heart to someone like me. I’m not used to anyone opening up anything for me. Anything I desire appears to be open to everyone else is closed to me. Doors slam in my face. Traffic gets tighter so I can’t merge in heavy traffic. Small groups lock me out because I’m different than them.

Culturally, I’ve had to use colored bathrooms, entrances, water fountains and sit in the back of the bus or face arrest or worse, lynching by the KKK. An open society is not where I was raised.

So imagine my surprise when I walked into a Black Baptist church that openly accepted a few whites. Later I would join a nondenominational church that had at least 50 different nations represented with any number of languages. I was thrilled.

My pastor said that when we died there would not be sections of heaven by denomination because Jesus died once for ALL of His church body. What a concept.

It wasn’t until I came to my current church body where I saw His big arms open and welcome me in. The doors of the church flung wide and I was made a part of not apart from.

Moreover, He opened His heart up to me. He drew me closer. The closer I got, the warmer I felt. He opened His lap and made room for me to sit closer still.

Why does he give a rip about me? I’m just one person. He tells me I’m not just one person. I’m one woman who he created by hand for His greatness and His pleasure.

In turn, like any gentlemen would, He opens doors for me. He helps me out. He makes me feel special and tells me the world is my oyster so choose wisely. When I do, he opens even more doors and windows.

Always there’s the promise of more. When I sing, “Let it rain, open the floodgates of Heaven,” He bowls me over.

I’m a creative. When I get an idea He wants to hear it because He’s open to suggestions. Classic example is King David. The temple wasn’t God’s idea. It was David’s idea. God was open to David’s idea and Solomon’s Temple was created. God loved the idea so He made it work.

So the next time someone closes you out, just remember to open up your heart and run into His Open Arms. Let Him in.

Other posts in this series
Day 1: Artist
Day 2: Beautiful
Day 3: Celebrate
Day 4: Delight
Day 5: Emotions
Day 6: Father
Day 7: Gracious
Day 8: Hilarious
Day 9: Inside
Day 10: Jealous
Day 11: Kindling
Day 12: Longing
Day 13: Mine
Day 14: Name
Day 15: Open
Day 16: Pleasure
Day 17: Quell
Day 18: Real
Day 19: Strength
Day 20: Tireless
Day 21: Unwavering
Day 22: Victorious
Day 23: Warmth
Day 24: Xenodochial
Day 25: Young
Day 26: Zealous

Vowels
Day 27: Armor
Day 28: (Pre)Eminence
Day 29: Intimacy
Day 30: Other than
Day 31: Ultimate Yes (and Amen)

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