Magic happens today – the crowd of eager participants with computers at the ready began gathering last night for the #FMFPARTY on Twitter. At 10 p.m. Eastern time – and therein lies the problem for this morning person!!! I am in REM sleep by 10 o’clock so, as usual, I’m late to the writing madness but my party hat is on and I cannot wait to set the timer. If you’re new here you are asking, “What’s this all about?” I am meeting with writers all over the globe at Kate Motaung’s place for the writing exercise we call Five Minute Friday. Five minutes of unabandoned writing on a one word prompt. Today, that word is…
The Lord is definitely in this word, today. About four weeks ago I was talking to someone (cannot remember who) about doors – you know, the doors God shuts and opens. While we were talking, Spirit landed in me with this…
Who shut the doors?
This morning when I saw the prompt “door” – I grinned and looked upward and said, Ok, Lord, no excuse now – I’ll write it down.
Doors. We’ve heard all the God-quotes, He opens one door and shuts another. When one door closes, another opens. Faith opens the door. And, so on.
But, what about when GOD SLAMS THE DOOR AND LOCKS IT?
He does that, you know.
Remember Mr. and Mrs. Noah? There they were. With their family and about a gazillion animals on a very large vessel. Noah stood at the door and most likely it took him and his three sons and maybe even the wives to detach the ramp (all the pictures show a ramp on which the animals filed in), as they did this something they had never seen before began to happen.
plop – drop – drizzle
It began to rain. The ramp breaks away. The Noah family backs away from the opening and “it” happens.
And, the Lord shut him in…
The God bumps rise on my arms when I type those words.
And y’all that door remained SHUT and SEALED until God told Mr. Noah that it was safe to come out.
Noah and his people didn’t try to pick the locks, pry it open, or tear it down. The door remained shut.
O! God! Slam the doors that I am not to walk through. Seal me in the safety of Your presence.