Closed Doors Blind You



When one door closes, another opens; But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the close door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
– Alexander Graham Bell

God says, “I will give him the key to the house of David – the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.”  – Isaiah 22:22

Picnic Tips, Good News If You Hate Going To the Dentist, New Sunscreen Rules, Feeling Distant From God

Happy Picnic: Keep Bugs and Ants Away from Your Picnic This Holiday Weekend (ABC News)

No more fillings? Gel regenerates teeth (msnbc.com)

New Rules? FDA Set to Slather Us With New Sunscreen Regulations, But Will They Stick? (Fox News)

Today’s Devotion:

There are times throughout our journey of life that may feel very distant from what we remember as a vibrant, fluent union with God.

I said, ‘let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.’ Then my spirit made a diligent search: Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable? Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?
Psalm 77:6-9

Be encouraged if you feel this way – you are not alone. Even the author of this Psalm experienced a longing for the past, and concern about his sense of spiritual ambivalence. God is bigger than your emotions, so hang in there. He always proves faithful, and His faithfulness will likely manifest itself more creatively than you might imagine. (thedailyverse.com/Kat Davis)

Encouraging Words & Power Thoughts

My mother has always said that if you don’t lie, you never have to remember what it was that you said. If you have to recount a story or experience, it’ll simply be the truth over and over. It’s a simple concept, but one more often than not, we struggle to adhere to. Take the next opportunity you have to possibly stretch the truth, and resist that temptation. Shoot straight. Enjoy the freedom and peace of mind that results.

A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. Proverbs 14:5

Power Thoughts

  • Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. RAMONA CARROLL
  • The army of Israel looked at Goliath through the eyes of man and said he’s too big to beat. David looked at him through the eyes of God and said he’s too big to miss. WALLY CARTER
  • Let nothing come between you and God; let God come between you and everything. UNKNOWN