The doors we walk through in life can usher us into challengers, opportunities, adventures, sticky situations and some can cause us pain. Pain often can be the result of us opening doors to things that we are not aware of and thus can hurt us, this hurt and pain gradually saps life out of us.
The Bible tells us that the doors Jesus Christ opens no one can shut and the doors He closes no one can open. To me this means that Jesus holds the key to the door. The Bible also tells us that Jesus stands at the door to our hearts and knocks. Now if He holds the key, why does He need to knock? Why doesn't He just enter?
I believe this is because initially we have the keys to our heart and the many rooms in our heart, and over the years we choose who and what we let enter. When Jesus stands at the door of our heart and knocks, we can feel scared to let Him in. This is because of the radical changes we so often believe we must make to the way we live. We are good at messing things up all by our selves but we need Jesus to make the changes. All He asks of us is to let Him in to heal and restore us.
Once we let Him in its no good keeping Him waiting at the entrance. We must hand the keys to the rooms within our heart over to Jesus. He uses truth, forgiveness, grace and mercy to make changes to the areas that have been damaged. When Jesus has the keys, He knows what needs to be let in and out. It is important to hand the keys of our heart and the rooms within over to Him.
Now life with Jesus is not a bed of roses, it comes with challenges and at the same time it can be full of adventure. The difference is the person holding the keys to our heart. If you are tired of opening and closing doors that are taking you nowhere, then perhaps it's time you hand over all the keys to Jesus. It is only Jesus Christ who has the ability to take our fear and replace it with peace, to take our sadness and replace it with hope, to take our shame and replace it with self worth, to take our sorrow and replace it with joy.... to take away death and replace it with life.