The Thought for the Week this week is written by Paul Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” (Rev. 3:8)

            This is a very important verse to us in Struthers' Church for 2018. It has come at the beginning of the year, in what we call our “New Year Word”. It's the latest of many years of such verses that contain a prophetic element to them, given by the Holy Spirit to our group of Churches. 

            Make it personal: “an open door that no one can shut”. What door is God opening or is going to open for you? Maybe it's not just one door, maybe there are many? 

            Perhaps it is a door of sharing the gospel with friends and family? – having the Holy Spirit anointing to speak about Jesus, His atoning sacrifice on the Cross and His power over sin, fear and addiction – the setting free of a life. That's wonderful – now go and pray! Seek this open door, if that's what God is calling you to. 

            Perhaps it's a door of ministry? - having the power of God coming upon you to transmit to others to help them in their spiritual walk. Is that the door God is opening to you? Then, go pray! Pray that this door opens wide for you until His promise is fulfilled. 

            Perhaps it's a door of prayer? - perhaps experiencing a new power in prayer that changes people and the world around us. Is this you? Then, pray! And pray and pray and pray! Until the mountains move through a new faith in God found in prayer. 

            Then again, it might be a door of miracles, or healings, or prophecy or discernment?

It might be one door or many doors. Be hungry! Pray until this scripture is fulfilled in your life!