Are The Heavens Locked?


As we walk through our lives sometimes the heavens seemed locked against us. We pray and pray but nothing happens and God is not to be found. For many, the heavens always seem shut tightly against us.

At this point, many of us stop knocking and walk away. We get angry at this silent, inaccessible, Christian God, turn our backs on heaven, and look elsewhere for relief.  Whoever this God is, IF He is, He obviously doesn’t care.

But God is very much like an honorable woman in love who knows her worth.  He will let our relationship mosey along for a while, showing us the blessings of knowing Him, and wooing us with His wonderfulness. But at some point in this divine courtship, God looks at us and says gently, “I want more.”

Many of us look at God blankly and stutter, “More? What do you mean “more”?  Do you want my soul or something?”

To our surprise, His answer is, “Well…yes. I don’t want to scare you, but if I’m going to give you my heart and my soul, I’m asking for yours in return.”  God doesn’t mind going steady for a while but eventually He wants a marriage with us. He wants to give us the wonder and joy of being intimate with Him, but He won’t give himself away in a relationship of convenience.

If the heavens are locked against us, there’s a good chance we have rejected Him at some point. He respects our freedom, so He lets us break up with Him and search for someone or something else to make us happy. Instead of walking away in anger when the heavens are locked, it’s better to consider…why? What was the last thing my divine lover asked me to do and I said, “No, God, sorry, I’m not going there. And you can’t make me.”

The good news is, even if we have rejected His advances in the past, He is still loving us, hoping for our return, and is ready to open the heavens for us so we can see His glory.

 

 

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Happy are those who mourn?
The Road to Giving Thanks

 

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11 responses

  1. I LOVE THIS!!! There is so much truth and depth to this blog! Thank you so much for writing it! It literally brought me to tears just now because I’ve been feeling like that lately. And thank GOD I’ve been able to have my husband with me to remind me to pray.. And in the past month He’s answered my prayers, gripes, cries and complaints with almost automatic blessings! And when they come I feel so silly that I ever let myself get down when I KNOW that He is watching over us! Moved my spirit just now! THANK YOU!

    • Oh my goodness, what a blessing to read this! It’s my 50th birthday and what a present this is! I am so blessed that you were blessed, that’s why I’ve been writing this blog but have been so discouraged lately since it didn’t seem to be working. Thank you so much for your kind words!! Have a fabulous day!

      • Aww HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! What an amazing turn of events! The Lord truly is amazing how he crochets our lives together by something so similar and small! I pray you have the best birthday and you get to spend it with people who care about and love you!!!!

      • Thank you!! The Lord is truly amazing! I am having a wonderful birthday 🙂 when you come to Fort Collins let me know and I can show you around and tell you about my lovely hometown :)))

  2. Reblogged this on Mooney's Footprints and commented:
    Some insight on something we all go through once in a while.. Questioning, anger, hurt, and wondering if there really is this person out there. This truly moved my soul and I just had to share it, not only for everyone else but also for me so when I feel like this again I can come right back and be reminded of what the Lord is doing in my life.

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  5. Wow, your post was written with such grace. Much like God’s grace and love for us. Yes he loves us so much that we go away and come back like a revolving door and yet…How majestic is His love for us that he allows us to walk in our own way love us through it all until we turn it around for His good. He is patient with us until we get it right, but somehow we don’t have the same patience with Him. Blessing to you in capturing His ways in just the right light.

    Jacqueline

    • You’re right…we are a like a revolving door, but He always stays in the same spot, waiting on us to come back around. Thanks for your kind words, Jacqueline, and for taking the time to read the post. I’m so glad you enjoyed it 😉

      Niki

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