October 3, 2017

Open Door Policy

By: Aaron Gaston [Lavergne, TN]

I was first introduced to an “open door policy” while I was in college.

The invitation did not come from a professor, dean, or tutor but rather from other college students. To be honest, these open door settings were more about hanging out than studying; but the whole idea of an open door policy is to create unity, comfort, and trust, which were all exceedingly strong in this circle. With these friends, the doors literally were never locked.

Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.
Revelation 3:20 (CEV)

What kind of “policy” do we have with God? Is God an outsider looking in, or do we give God unlimited access to our hearts? An open door environment is usually a vulnerable setting, so our willingness to allow God into our personal space is a reflection of how much we trust God. Although God is always with us, we can choose to acknowledge or to ignore God’s presence. But God desires an open door policy with us, because in those relationships God can do great things!

WHAT’S YOUR POLICY? Do you trust God enough to open your heart, to be honest and vulnerable? Ask God to help you cultivate an open door policy of comfort and trust.

Try It

Nothing good comes from boxing ourselves in or closing ourselves off. This month, let’s practice keeping
our hearts and minds open to all the amazingly different people, places, and things God has created.


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