The Door

The Door

I’ve been attending church since I was 13 years old and I can tell you for many years I didn’t understand or know what Christianity was about. I went to church and went home and that was it. No studying. Didn’t open my bible besides Sunday. I was bored most of the time in church. Everything felt like an obligation. There was no relationship involved.

It was not until after my divorce, that I really started to read and study the bible. I had to learn to build a relationship with Jesus on my own. It wasn’t about what others told me or what my family believed. I had to know Him for myself. My salvation isn’t based on how I was raised or if I’m a good person. Salvation begins with accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and knowing that he died for our sins. It’s a free gift! A gift he died and rose for.

The funny thing is, it’s more that just believing in Jesus. For so long, I felt that as long as I believed, that would be enough but if that was the case, the enemy would be in Heaven. You see, when we accept Jesus, we have to build that relationship with Him. We have to walk through the door. He can only show us the door, we have to be willing to walk through it. When he told the disciples to pick up the cross and follow him, it was a way of saying, we have to die to self. We can’t do the things we used to do. When you follow Jesus, we are taking the long route, not the shortcut. It’s the narrow door over the common, broad door.

Following Jesus, isn’t going to be easy in a fallen world. We are going to have challenges, trials, suffering, pain, sorrow and much more but I can assure you that choosing to walk through His door will always be better than any door this world has to offer!

15 Replies to “The Door”

  1. Beautiful testimony and thank you for sharing! A great reminder of the challenges we will face but also of the door we do want to choose! Excited to see your path in writing continue and to read more!

  2. Hi my friend thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post with us and wishing you all the happiness your heart can hold šŸ™šŸ™ā¤ļøšŸ–¤

  3. This is beautiful! We do need to cultivate a close relationship with Jesus to experience His love and grace in our lives. Thank you for this encouraging post … ā¤

  4. Shauntae, thank you for sharing your testimony and how important it is to build that relationship with Christ. Spending time listening to Him and getting to know Him is life changing in the best possible way.

  5. I have a similar testimony. I learnt that attending church services does not equate salvation, a personal encounter is needed and Iā€™m glad I had that encounter. My life never remained the same. Thanks for sharing this post.

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