The Key to Open the Door Before You

By Kathi Pelton

Many years ago I was facing a very hard and dark time. One night in absolute desperation I was crying out to God because I felt so lost and didn’t know what way to go or how to get there. In that moment I saw the hand of my Heavenly Daddy extended to me. It was like when a father extends their hand to their child. In the spirit I took His hand and I heard the words, 

“It’s going to be okay daughter, I know the way and I can see through the darkness. Just trust Me.” 

In faith and trust I held tight to the hand of my Father and He saw me through my darkest hour. 

Walking with God does not guarantee that night will never come or storms will not appear; walking with God means that in both day and night, sun and storms, joys and sorrows that He will take our hand and see us through to the other side. 

My husband and I decided early on in our relationship that we were going to “walk the road less traveled” because God had called us to walk by faith and not by sight. Right out of the gate, eleven months into our marriage we took our first faith voyage and it’s been an amazing adventure, both beautiful and terrifying. The one thing that we’ve learned along the way is that in the beauty we take hold of His hand and dance and in the terror we take hold of His hand and trust.

This morning as I awoke the Spirit said to me to go to the first book of the Old Testament and the first book of the New Testament and then to turn to the 7th chapters and 13th verse. He said that these would fit together like a key going into a keyhole. I went to the “new” first and then the “old”. 

““Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:13-14‬ ‭

“Which leads to life”! Life is the door and the narrow way is the key.

We are always looking for a door but when we find one it is often locked. At that point it does not matter how broad the door is because we must find the tiny and narrow keyhole to unlock it so that it will open. A narrow key and a narrow keyhole is the opening of even the broadest door.

Many times we are shown a door before us and told to “pass through” but there appears no way to do so. The natural has a lock on the door but faith is the key to the narrow keyhole that will open the door God asked you to go through.

I cannot think of a time that God asked us to do something that did not begin with what appeared impossible in the natural. It has always been a walk of faith where we must do as Noah did and build and enter an Ark even when the rest of the world looked on and shook their heads.

“On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark—they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭7:13-14

I find it interesting that the verses about the narrow way and the verses about Noah, his family and the animals are both the 7th chapters and verses 13-14. It is like the keyhole and the key coming together to open the door. Faith is the narrow way (keyhole) and obedience to walk in that faith becomes the key. 

If you are walking the narrow path that requires faith then take His hand because He knows where the keyhole is and as you trust and obey your movement will become the key that opens the door. Then you will see the beauty and dance!

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