There are many keys we find in our lives that will unlock many doors.
Many lead to avenues we would be better off not opening.
But there is are the keys that will lock doors too - those things in the spirit that are detrimental to our lives, our thinking, and we have those keys to use!
Indeed, it is the narrow gate God calls us to.
Here are some keys that hold God's eternal truth for our Identity and our Call.
The KEY of BELIEF unlocks WHO we believe in and WHO we trust. It is also the KEY to our THINKING that affects who we are, our Identity, who we are in CHRIST.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5 v7
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9 v 10
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3 v5-6
The KEY of FAITH enables us to hold fast to the HOPE we have in what is not yet seen. This is the KEY that unlocks our BELIEF, our CALL, and our Purpose.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11 v6
And Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ. Romans 10 v17
For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans not to harm you but to prosper you. To give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29 v11
And then there's the IDENTITY THIEF who robs us of who we are, even to the point of what we are doing and where we are, particularly when we have had our car keys, bank account, house keys, or our phone or computer stolen or hacked into. It is not a pleasant feeling. It is mind bending to lose or have some thing violated that you are used to every day. It is important for us to have SECURITY and know our belongings, our intimate details are secure and protected. We have keys to keep the enemy out, we have the AUTHORITY IN CHRIST to declare and decree that which Jesus has already paid the penalty for, and the KEYS FOR FREEDOM have been retrieved for us to use.
Lord, I pray your beloved one reading this right now will know, will have the discernment, to choose what to believe in, what to put their faith in, and above all, WHO to follow. Might they also know the keys to pick up, which ones to unlock and open certain doors and lock out others, that will lead to the gifts of Philippians 3 v8-9, which is goodness, wholeness, love and abundance. In Your Name, and with Your grace, Amen.
- deborah monro