The Key

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Mark 6:3 – Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall. (AMP)

We were on our way back to the hotel room after a long day at the conference. Our roommate scurried down the hall, way ahead of the rest of us.

"Hadn't we better catch up to her?" I asked.

"What for?" replied my friend. "She knows where we're going, but I'm the one with the key."

What rooms of my life have I been trying to enter without the key? Have I been trusting Jesus with every area of my life, or am I disbelieving, running way ahead, out of breath, out of energy, and drained of all my human strength? Do I want to spend my life waiting in the hall?

We all like to think that we have the key to living. In our hearts, we may know that it is Jesus, but too often our feet beg to differ. We run ahead of the key holder because we don't believe that He is who He says He is, or we don't believe that He will do what He says He will do. We keep trying to break down life's doors that will only open when we let Him be the key.

Prayer: Lord, we admit that our feet are sore. Our bodies are tired. Our plans have come to nothing. We have stumbled and fallen, and we are stuck in the halls of our lives. We choose Your authority. Please be the key in our unbelieving areas, Lord. Help us to see You for who You really are. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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