The Mountains Have Doors - Monday's dose - September 19th 2011

Monday's dose - September 19th 2011 

The Mountains Have Doors

"For, "every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved." - Romans 10:13 (RSV). 

Over the years, I have become one to call upon the Lord when
mountains appeared, valleys had to be passed through, or seas had to be to crossed. These were mountains of illness, unemployment, and personal struggle, valleys deep into despair, and seas that assailed my boat in endless storms of conflict.

Disabled with spiritual imbalance inwardly, alarmed outwardly, and
having nowhere to hide, I was prompted to pick up my dusty Bible in
response to an inner prodding. Opening it, I read clearly-given
directions: "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will
find; knock and the door will be opened for you." (Matthew 7:7 NRSV)

The mountains began to have doors, the valleys had exits, and the
seas had ports. Mountains may rise again. Valleys appear anew. Seas
swell with high tides, but I know now to fall back on the certainty
of that encounter with God, that I will be rescued again and again.

Believing that whatever names the mountains have, wherever the
valleys lead, however high the waters swell, today's scripture is
true: "Every one who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
We can rest assured that Jesus' love never fails us. It is the end
result of God's purpose for us.

Prayer: Lord God, thank you for your Word that comes to our rescue without failing. Thank you that you have worked things out before they even happen to us. In fact, you are right there in the thick of things. Your wisdom and knowledge of the end result is best for us. Thank you for all who call upon your name again and again, and for your everlasting rescue. Amen.

Have a Blessed Monday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team