The Spiritual Door is the most important one we will ever open and walk through on a daily basis. We cannot have the order in our lives we need without God. He should be the one we base our life around. He gives us life every day and watches over us.
We seek Him for peace when troubles arise, pray for comfort in sickness and grief, thank Him in joyous occasions. Therefore, these things show that we seek Him. So if we seek Him and know He is real then we should understand the basic concept and importance of things that can open the door of spiritual guidance. This will lead to purpose.
The Walk through the Spiritual Door is For Daily Living
a) We Are to Pray Pray without ceasing, the effectual fervent prayer. James 5:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing
b) Read our Bibles Grow in the Word, lodge it in our hearts, seek the instructions it has for us, the Bible has all the answers to life’s questions. 2 Timothy 2:15, Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them
c) Be in Church When the doors are open God gives an invitation to come to His house, when we decline we should ask ourselves? How would we feel if we invited someone to our house every week and they never came? The church brings us together with other believers. Matthew 18:20, Mark 2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
d) Tithes and Offerings Numbers 18:26, Malachi 3:8, Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Tithes are 10% of what we earn, this is what the Lord requires. I know some may be asking why do I need to give 10% of what I earn? Think of it this way, does it take funds to keep your home operating? The lights, the phone bill, insurance, mortgage, rent, all these have to be paid. The same goes for the house of the Lord. To have a place to worship, there are needs to be met. The Lord requires this 10 percent for his House, the church.
An offering is our gifts to the church, whatever we would like to give beyond what the Lord has requested. Things such as special needs of the church, Sunday school classroom items, a family in need at the church, things of that nature. Matthew 2:11, Luke 21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
e) Be a Witness Tell others what God did for you by sending His Son Jesus to die on the cross for you. He gave His life, so you could ask for forgiveness for your sins and have a home in Heaven Matthew 24:14, Acts 1:8, John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
f) Do Self Examination ~ Question Yourself, Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart
- Do you use the Key to the Spiritual Door in your life?
- What are your convictions?
- Are you doing what you want or what the Lord wants?
- Are you doing the things mentioned above, bible reading, prayer, etc?
I cannot stress enough how important the Spiritual Door is to every aspect of our day to day life. How we can find peace and guidance by opening it. If you are trying to find your way and do not know where to start, start with spending time with the Lord, and let Him guide. Be sure to look at our articles the Emotional Door with Many Rooms and the Financial Door (coming soon) to gain more insight into how to tackle these subjects as well.