Door Openers

18 09 2015

My sons are learning to be door openers. We call them gentlemen-in-training. They have watched their grandfather do it for their grandmother, their dad do it for me, and now they are learning how to open doors for others. It is pretty neat to watch.

They are learning how to open car doors, front doors, garage doors, and store doors. There is a rhythm to learning how to open doors. You have to watch the other person. You have to be aware of how to move the door so that it is easiest for the person you are serving to go in and out. They are learning how to offer their hand or their arm if someone needs a little extra assistance. They are discovering how to pace themselves so that they can walk with someone and put them at ease.

I really can’t think of anything else I would rather my children become than door openers. I want them to be able to open the doors of their hearts and love deeply. I want them to open the doors of their minds and drink in all the rich wisdom of God and the beauty of this world. I want them to open their eyes to the very real presence of God. I want their spirits to be open to the call of God on their lives and their souls to be open to the transformation He wants to work deep within them.

I long for them to be door openers for others as they invite them into God’s grace, to make it easier for someone to come to the cross and stand amazed by the empty tomb, to join in worship, and bow in surrender.

I want the psalmist’s desire to be the desire of their hearts. “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” – Psalm 84:10b

My Jesus Resolution today is to be a door opener. I am going to learn from my sons. I am going to be deliberate about making it easier for someone to see Jesus. I want to open the door into His presence, invite someone to make themselves at home, and show someone the delight of His grace. Opening a door is such a simple thing. Yet, it is a gracious act that shows someone else they are important. Jesus was a door opener. My boys are learning. Now it is my turn.


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18 09 2015
Theresa

Sister Casandra, you are a door opener, for me and countless others who study your workbooks, read your blogs, see and hear you speak/teach, etcetera. We know God is blessing you and your husband richly, in training your sons to be the same. Love you much

18 09 2015
Rebecca

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement; continued prayers a for you are with me.

18 09 2015
Jan Kelley

Precious friend……..the beauty of the thought of your continual search for ways to introduce yourself (and those within the scope of your influence) to a closer relationship of service to our God…..oh, Casandra, this is what life is truly all about…….opening doors to a closeness and a partnership with our Creator and our God. thank you, dear Lord, for my friend Casandra, please heal her and strengthen her ……..and I thank You, Father, for the gift of Casandra.. in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I offer this prayer of thanksgiving and hope and healing Amen

18 09 2015
Sheffield,Danielle,COPPELL,Retail

Oh my goodness Cassandra, you don’t know how happy I am to see you posting, I was afraid you were going to be out for a long time. Just so you know our bible study group has been praying for you to get well soon. We are studying the ABC’s of a Godly Heart and we were all saddened by your recent illness, we all share your emails and send them to our friends, and to think that you were going to be away for a while was daunting for us. We know that God has given you the gift of studying and dissecting His word in ways that we haven’t seen before. It is our prayer that God heals your body so that you can continue sharing His word. May God bless and keep you. (All the way from Texas)

Danielle Sheffield
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19 09 2015
sseeley80

My friend introduced me to your blog and it has touched my heart. Thank you for the reminder to be door openers and serve others. I think Jesus would be a door opener too. You’ve inspired me as a young writer and I hope to continue following your posts. God Bless!

19 09 2015
sseeley80

Reblogged this on The Walk and commented:
An inspiring post by a talented writer. I definitely needed the reminder to be a door opener.

19 09 2015
Ana Harshaw

Casandra dear, May God open his windows of Heaven and grant you blessing of comfort & joy…and may he hold you & your family close to him always. Bless you for being such a joy to all. mrs. ana ❤

21 09 2015
Paula Pancoast

Praise God that you are back! We need you Casandra so thank you for sharing this post and your insights with all of us! We love you & are so thankful to God for your healing & progress. Keep up the great work and thanks for being YOU!

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