The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: Matthew 4:19-20

A few years ago, I visited a prison in Honduras. The conditions were harsh, and the men were very crowded, but in the midst of this, God was at work. These prisoners had opened ungodly doors in their life and were suffering the consequences of their actions. I met one man who had become believer in Jesus as His Savior. He had followed the Lord, and this opened Godly doors for him to walk through. One of the local pastors came to visit him on a regular basis to strengthen him in his faith and help him grow in God’s word. 

Jesus said in Matthew 4:19 – 20 –  Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. [1] This young man’s life began to be transformed and he began to reach out to other men in the prison with the good news of Jesus. True to His word, the Lord was making him a fisher of men. The Lord was using him to help others open Godly doors so their lives also could be transformed. 

How about you? Have you opened the wrong doors in the past?  The good news is as we turn from our sin and ask the Lord to forgive us, He closes those doors.The Lord tells us in Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. [2] God’s word is so powerful that as we follow Him, He leads us to Godly doors that He wants us to walk through. What an awesome God we have!

In the story of the Tower of Babel from Genesis 11, the people had opened many ungodly doors. Only through God’s intervention was He able to set their feet on a different path. 

What path are you on? If you are on the right path, look around for people the Lord wants you to help on their journey. You may be the one to show them the right door. If the Lord is telling you that you are on the wrong path, cry out to God for help! Our Lord is waiting to hear your prayer and give you wisdom so you also can open a Godly door.  

To hear the story of the Tower of Babel listen here:

[1, 2] The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Matthew 4:19–20, Psalm 119:105). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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