So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:7-10 (ESV)
I am the door. Do you know what that means? I’m not sure, please tell me. There are three ways in which I am a door for you. First, I am a door to life. You entered into life through me. You left your old life behind. You turned away from your old, sinful life in the world. You entered into the new life I have secured for you. I came into to this world to live and die for you. My death on the cross paid for your sins. I made it so you could be forgiven of all your sins and cleansed of all your unrighteous. I made it possible for you to live a new life with me. This new life is both now and forever. This new life began on the day that you went through me, your door, by allowing me to be your Savior and Lord. This new life, through me, continues on forever, throughout all eternity. So, you are, have been, and will forever be my door of entrance to the life you have secured for me to live with and for you. That is correct. For that, I am and will be eternally grateful. That is very good.
How else are you a door for me? I am a door of refreshment. I will lead you to still waters. I will make you to lie down in green pastures. As you live your life with and for me, I will revive, refresh, and restore your life. I will make you to be like a tree planted by a stream of water. Your life will be fresh and new and alive because I will be living and dwelling in you by my Spirit. What you do for me will prosper. My hand will be on. My favor will be with you. You will bear fruit for my kingdom. You will bring glory to my name. So, you are my door to a full and abundant life. That is correct. For that, I am and will be eternally grateful. That is very good.
How else are you a door for me? You live in a sin broken world. Life in this sin damaged and darkened world is not an easy one to live. In this world, I experienced pain and suffering and loss, so will you. At times the devil and his evil will come against you. I will protect you. I will be your refuge and strength. I will be your deliverer. In me, you will be able to withstand whatever the world throws against you. In me, you will overcome. In me, you will have victory. And one day, when your short life in this world is over, you will come to live forever in heaven with me. So, you are my door of protection. That is correct. For that, I am and will be eternally grateful. That is very good.
Lord, thank you for helping me to open the door to eternal life you have secured for me. You rescued me from a life without you. You feed and sustain my life as I live in an intimate relationship with you. You are protecting me from all the devil’s evil schemes. Amen
Key Question… When did you open the door and allow Jesus Christ to be your Savior and Lord?
Living It Out… Follow Christ as your Savior and Lord so you can live the abundant life, He has secured for you.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that you will live an abundant life as you follow Christ as your Savior and Lord.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are living the abundant life Christ has secured for you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you live the abundant life Christ has for you now and forever.
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