Sunday, April 26, 2020

What Next?

Have you ever eaten a Twinkie? Those moist cakes filled with creamy vanilla? Do you know how they got to the grocer’s shelf? 
Jimmy Dewar is the creator of the delicious little treats. He never planned on baking Twinkies. The idea for them came to him out of frustration. 
He began by making strawberry shortcakes but ran into a problem. At the end of the season, he had pans but no strawberries. He then decided to create a banana filling which was well received in the stores. But he ran into another problem.  
One year there was a shortage of bananas, and he was forced to try something else. He thought and worked and experimented and came up with the idea of a vanilla filling. It was and still is a delicious treat and enjoyed by many every day. Besides, the creamy vanilla filling has no season. 
That’s the way God works in our lives. When he closes one door, He willingly opens another if we are faithful, work diligently, and look to Him for guidance. Unfortunately, many Christians look upon difficult days as a reason to become despondent and discouraged and not dependent upon God for His answers to their problems. 
God’s Word declares, “I have opened a door for you that no one can shut.” Trust Him. He wants you to succeed. Only you can shut the door He opens for you. 
 Prayer:  Open our eyes, Lord, to see the opportunities that You set before us. May we look to You each day with excitement for the challenges You will bring us! In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
 Scripture For Today: Revelation 3:8  “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.” 

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