Daily Devotional – 4/20/16 “Holy Ghost Hallway!”

Stop crying because of the closed door you’re currently standing in front of. Baby, as long as you’re in the hallway of the Holy Spirit, you ought to know that God doesn’t close doors that belong to you. So what should you do? Praise for the pain He just pushed from your life. Dance for the disaster He diverted from your dreams. Shout for the stuff He saved you from. Yea, you ought to be rejoicing in the fact the hallway never ends and the door that’s purposed for you is a few steps away. That’s the entire devotional right there but I need to encourage somebody on today. Who is it? It’s you who are mad at God because you think He took something that belonged to you. It’s for you who still want to question God over something that happened last year. It’s for you who’s stuck at the closed door and can’t move. I simply stopped by to tell you, God doesn’t owe you an explanation. He closed that door because He could and because he knew it wasn’t right for your life. See, whether it’s a closed door on a job you thought was yours, it wasn’t. If it was a denial on the application for that house or the car, it isn’t your time. Or even if it’s the closed casket of a loved one; they didn’t belong to you either. Stop questioning God when God doesn’t owe us an explanation.

Beloved, God doesn’t owe us an explanation for coming back to get those who belong to Him. God doesn’t have to tell us when He’s coming to repossess what’s His, He has a right. God doesn’t owe us a reason as to why HE shut that door. God doesn’t have to explain to us why He does what He does. God has no need to plead His case as to why He allowed them to leave you. God owe us nothing yet He still gives. God doesn’t owe us a thing but He still shows up. God doesn’t have to prove His love to us, it’s already been done yet He loves us regardless of the mess we get in. So what are you doing, other than standing in the hallway crying over a closed door, a failed relationship, a denial or folks leaving you? What have you done for the Lord lately other than questioning why you? What do you plan to do? Either you get comfortable sitting in front of that closed door or get your butt up and move until you get to the door God opens. Yea, you can stand there whining about how your life isn’t this or that or you can rejoice in the reality that you’re living. God has a purpose for everything He does. Stop looking at the closed door because as long as you have VIP access to the Holy Ghost hallway; you have a way out, a way over and a way through! Now, you have to decide whether to stand there or move!

Proverbs 8:34-35, “Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.”

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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