Friday, 25 May 2007

It takes all kinds...

Our Army is loaded will all kinds of people. We need every one of them. We need you. There is a place for all who love the Lord and desire to serve Him and there is a place for those who don't. The Kingdom of God is open. Hallelujah!

Now we need to be open as well. We need to be open to all people, whether they like us or not. They can even say some pretty rough things or treat us poorly. We still need to be open.

We need to be open to God...open to His love and to His forgiveness...open to his commands and open to His discipline...open to His people.

The sign on the door of our heart needs to be "open."

Revelation 3:8 (CEV)
8 I know everything you have done. And I have placed before you an open door that no one can close. You were not very strong, but you obeyed my message and did not deny that you are my followers.

6 comments:

Tish said...

Being open to people if they don't like me is something I struggle with. God is teaching me this and you have confirmed that it is important. When the thoughts come that 'it's not worth the struggle' I will push them away and say, 'it is worth it!'

jsi said...

Amazing worsds of truth and strength. Thank you for continuing to share your wisdom and experience one brief but deep post at a time.
It really does make my day when I can find that you have posted again.
Praying for you and your ministry.

John said...

Thanks for these encouraging words.

J

jeff said...

glad to hear it said. Especially if they don't like us. Thanks Jim

Tweedle Dee said...

Hi All,
I have set up a Blog for prayer
"Prayer Tree for Salvation Army Southern Territory"

http://prayertreesast.blogspot.com/

Jim Knaggs said...

I commend the Prayer Tree Blog to all.