Revelation 3:7-8 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”

The Scene: Life’s pathway with forks representing choices we make throughout our lives; the doors through which we may choose to pass on our life’s journey.

God gives us free will and too often that is the option we choose, rather than following the planned pathway He has chosen for us. We should only listen to that still, small voice and follow the Holy Spirit’s lead. He tries to guide us in the direction of choices that are best for us.

The great quandary: 1) Which way–closer to God?

2) What does God want for me? He has a plan.

3) What do I want? What do I need?

Only one way is the best choice for us. In real life the doors are not normally clearly marked. We make choices bY OUR OWN free will. But which is best? The answers to these questions are found in His Word, listening to His Holy Spirit, prayer, and sometimes Godly counsel from a mature Christian.

We can pray Revelation 3:7 and wait for the Lord to work out our best the solution for us, in His time.

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

We can save a lot of time and effort and, sometimes, heartache if we will follow after peace and put our hope and trust in the Lord’s choices for us.

Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

And we can show our confidence in Him—

Psalm 40:1 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

Psalm 37:7” Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”

Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. “

God calls us to be patient; He does not force an issue. The Holy Spirit will lead us through if we will but follow Him.

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