In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
October 16, 2007 – Walking Through God’s Open Door – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
Man’s redemption has always been of supreme importance to God. Consider what this required: divine justice needed to be satisfied—that is, sin’s penalty had to be paid. In addition, forgiveness had to be provided for everyone guilty of sinning against the Lord. The solution was costly: to redeem mankind, the Father sacrificed His one and only Son to die in our place. All who believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ have received incalculable blessing. They’ve been reconciled to the Lord, made part of His family, and given life eternal.
God has charged believers to spread the good news of salvation around the globe and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). When He opens doors of service for us, we can walk through them confidently. We have His indwelling Spirit to strengthen, guide, and equip us. We will be able to carry out our assignment because of His amazing divine power (Romans 8:11; Ephesians 3:16).
So why should we ever be reluctant to do as God asks? Many times our perspective is shortsighted: perhaps we cannot see how to add one more task to our schedule, or we allow insecurity about criticism, failure, or finances to drive our decisions. None of these things prove an obstacle to the Lord, however. He can open up windows of time, stretch our paycheck, and give us victories in ways we couldn’t imagine in our human thinking.
God is waiting for His children to accept the high calling of serving Him as ambassadors for Jesus Christ. What answer will you give Him?
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