Revelation 3:20 (KJV): “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come to him (her).”
When have you last heard God's voice? While in Bimini, over this holiday weekend, I attended the service at Gateway and I am convince that the voice of God came from young Pastor Rolle on the subject “Know Your Roll.”
Samuel was unfamiliar with the voice of God when He first spoke to him as youth. It is the youth that I am persuaded who will bring about the revival in our country. The renewing of our minds as a nation is somewhat like Obama’s farewell speech that says definitely and definitively that God is up to something and something great.
There are seven I AMs listed:
(1) I am the Gate
(2) I am the Door
(3) I am the Way
(4) I am the Breath of Life
(5) I am the Vine
(6) I am the Light of World
(7) I am the Truth
Of them all, the concept of the gate leading straight to the door came to me in the spirit, while listening to this young vibrant preacher. As you will all know, a gate is used in our society as a security to our home. It is usually made of steel and padlocked when we leave our home.
The door on the other hand is the entrance to our home and it is a welcome opening into our private lives. It came to me that we require a security or gateway to our hearts and then as our revelation quote today states: "we must open the doors of our hearts to allow God into our lives and homes."
As for me and my house, we will serve YAAHWEH, the Lord. I often miss the essences of this phrase until I recently had a baby boy. Although I am a doctor specializing in children and I have passed the three score and 10, this little son of mine brought the miracle light and open the door of how incomplete we are as individuals without our families.
Many of us treat our children so glibly that we miss the outstanding beauty of the human life. Of the many I AMs, the one that stands out most is "I am the Breath of Life." What that means to me, is that life begins with a single breath and with every breath we take, we live to enjoy the miraculous moments that make living worthwhile.
The world seeks to become like the rich and famous (richer than God); but as we learnt in the allegorical story in The King and the Pauper, "happiness did not reside in the king’s treasures nor in the pauper,’s shirt."
Ridiculous wealth nor extreme poverty are desirable. Give us this day our daily bread are the most dramatic words of the Lord’s Prayer.
"Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Excess in stuff and acquisitions, results in excessive headaches. Ironically, the more we have, the more we want. God placed us in a simple formula for joy: health and happiness. We were made naked in the Garden of Eden that provided everything that we needed to eat and drink.
Then God made woman for man to complete the formula.
Published Thursday, January 12, 2017