God Opens and Closes Doors: Trusting His Vision for the Church

#GodsVision #FaithJourney #DivineGuidanceExplore the profound impact of God's vision for the church and the doors he opens and closes. Deepen your faith and seek his divine guidance in this enlightening daily devotional podcast episode.

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Battle Drill Devotional
God Opens and Closes Doors: Trusting His Vision for the Church
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Summary

This daily devotional podcast episode discusses the importance of trusting God’s vision for the church and being aware that God opens and closes doors. It emphasises the need to ignore negative voices and focus on God’s promises. The episode suggests seeking God’s guidance and trusting his timing when faced with closed doors. It encourages listeners and readers to reflect on their own lives and churches and surrender any closed doors to God. Overall, the episode highlights the power of faith and obedience in fulfilling God’s purpose for the church.

Introduction

Have you ever encountered negative naysayers in the church who try to convince you that God’s vision for the church can never be achieved? They may insist that God has closed all doors, leaving no room for growth or progress. In times like these, it is crucial for the church to remain focused on walking through the doors that God opens, with courage and faith. We must recognise that the only voice that truly matters is his. It is God who opens and closes doors.

God Opens and Closes Doors

In Revelation 3:7-13, the church in Philadelphia faced a similar situation. Despite being a small and seemingly insignificant church, Jesus commended them for their faithfulness. He acknowledged that they had limited strength, yet they held fast to his Word and did not deny his name. Jesus then declared, “I have opened a door for you that no one can close” (Revelation 3:8a, NLT).

No One Can Close a Door God Has Opened

These words from Jesus hold a powerful message for us today. When God opens a door, no one can close it. It doesn’t matter what the negative naysayers say or how impossible the situation may seem. If God has opened a door for the church, it is up to us to trust in his vision and step through it with faith.

Seeing with Faith not Fear

God opens and closes doors. However, it can be challenging to discern which doors God has opened for us. We may be bombarded with various opportunities, opinions, and distractions. In order to navigate through this, we need to seek God’s guidance and ask him to help us see with faith instead of fear.

Listening for His Still, Small Voice

God’s voice is often gentle and still, amidst the chaos of the world. As we listen for his still, small voice, he will calm our fears and ensure that we fulfil his purpose for our lives and for the church. It is through this intimate relationship with God that we can discern his will and confidently walk through the doors he opens for us.

Conclusion

So, let us not be swayed by the negative voices around us. Let us focus on God’s promises and trust in his plan for the church. God opens and closes doors. Even when it seems like all doors are closed, remember that God is the one who holds the key. He is the one who opens and closes doors according to his perfect timing and purpose.

Reflection Question

Are there any closed doors in your life or in your church that you need to surrender to God? How can you seek his guidance and trust in his timing?

Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week

This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast, we focus on the truth that God will open doors for us that no one can shut. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.

Click on the link – https://linktr.ee/battlefieldresources – to listen, watch or subscribe to this podcast.

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