Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Key...

You probably know by now that I am not a fashion icon.  I accessorize mostly by accident.  There have been MANY moments when I discover, "Oh look!  This actually GOES with that!!!"  At the last church we pastored someone actually told me they were so glad to be at a church where people didn't want to look like the pastor's wife!  I just looked at her and started laughing - she looked at me and started sputtering, because she had really meant it as a compliment - she was glad people didn't have to look perfect (at that time wearing specially folded scarves) to be accepted.

I tend toward accessories that make me smile, make me think and just mean something to me -  in my home, in my office and on my person.

One accessory that I have been drawn to is almost anything that has a key on it.  Yesterday, I had opporunity to explain this draw to a group of wonderful women.  Looking at a key stirs my faith. It reminds me that Jesus WON the keys to death, hell and the grave.  He holds those keys - He owns those keys.  Whenever I pray for someone, I see that He holds the keys to ANYTHING that holds them captive...and in His name He hands me the key of His authority.  I do not use my own key, I use the keys that He has handed me.

This week I gave a key to our house to a very close friend.  That is a BIG deal to me because it means I trust her with access to our home - that which is ours.  I want her to use our stuff.  I trust her.

I truly believe that when I pray, I walk into a place of access made available to me by JESUS.  He has handed me a key and said, "I trust you with this.  Walk into places that were locked up - in the authority of my Name - stand in agreement with My will - honor Me .  Don't just use the key as an accessory to your life!  Use the key for what it was made for...opening doors, opening locked up places, opening giant gates, opening tiny boxes of treasure.  USE THE KEY!"

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach the good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD'S favor comfort all who mourn bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes
the oil of gladness instead of mourning
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair
Is. 61

1 comment:

dianne kirkwood said...

Wonderful, yes! Indeed these miracles of God are proof to the world that He is real, alive, well and on the job as God our Father!