Chaplain Kory J. Burel
Citizens Baptist Medical Center
“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains.“ (Colossians 4:2-3)
What door do you want open? I want God to close some doors that I do not want to enter. We always think there is something better than where we are. Your open door might be where you are right now. Think about Paul’s perspective while he is in prison writing this letter. He is asking for the Colossians to pray for a door to tell people about the Lord. The Lord will only open doors that lead to furthering His kingdom and bringing Him glory. It is not about what we want. It has to be about His will. You will see doors open and experience unexplainable joy when YOU align your desires with His desires.
You may find yourself praying today for a better house, job, financial situation or even life. Again, consider where you are now. You have exactly what you need and praying for something else may cause more trouble in the future. Grasp onto the good and perfect will of God. The door is always open with Him.