The battle has been long and has almost defeated you, but the Lord your God is with you wherever you go and as He said to Joshua, “Make yourselves pure. Tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among us.”
This is indeed the year of the open door and we’re prepared to walk through it. That’s not to say every door will look inviting or beautiful. What it does mean is, you’ll never know what waits for you on the other side unless you open it up.
I didn’t die. I lived! And now I’m telling the world what God did. God tested me, he pushed me hard, but he didn’t hand me over to Death. Swing wide the city gates—the righteous gates! I’ll walk right through and thank God! This Temple Gate belongs to God, so the victors can enter and praise. Psalm 118:18-20 The Message Bible
Last year may not have been a great year, but if you’re reading this today, you made it! You didn’t die in your trial. You still have reason to be thankful. What I went through last year, I didn’t go through alone. God kept His Word to me when He said He’d never leave or forsake me. No. Never. I’m thankful for that.
So I speak to those doors that have been shut up in my path, “Swing wide open!” I will walk right through and praise the Lord. He remains faithful. These doors before me will no longer be shut to me, they will open and I will walk through them praising God the entire year.
Let’s do it!