Do you desire to gain access to open doors in your life? Then this post is for you. Many people desire open doors but they are not getting it because they are not doing what is needed to gain access to it. God has made available open doors for His people but it takes heart service to gain access to them. This post emphasizes service from the heart as a channel to God’s open doors for you.

And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil – Deuteronomy 11:13-14 (NKJV).

These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men – Matthew 15:8-9 (NKJV).

Many people are Christian believers but they are not serving the Lord with their heart. Their lips honour God but their hearts are far from God. They go to church but they don’t want to be committed in any service in the church, they don’t make out time to pray for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10), and they don’t go out to preach the gospel to unbelievers so they can be saved. They are just nominal Christians: hearers but not doers of the word of God. Such Christians are denying themselves access to open doors in their lives.

God has promised that when you obey His commandments to love and to serve Him, He would open the heavens and pour out rain upon the land for you, so that you can gather grains, new wine and oil. These connote abundant blessings. When you love God, which is to obey His instructions: both personal instructions and the instructions in the word (John 14:21, 23), and serve Him with all your heart, you gain access to the floodgates of heaven. The Lord becomes committed to seeing that your requests are answered (John 15:16).

When the shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:8-37) chose to serve God by serving Elisha the man of God from her heart, she gained access to her open door of fruitfulness and she gave birth to a male child after many years of barrenness. Also, when the enemy struck this son of hers to death, her service gave her access to restoration of her son back to life; complete package- fruitfulness and preservation of the blessing.

Dorcas in Acts 9:36-42 is another woman who gained access to open doors through service. She wasn’t the only one who had ever died in Joppa, but her service unto the Lord compelled the brethren to desire her restoration and God granted their heart desire. Service unto the Father compels God to cause people to favour you.

Furthermore, the favour of God was upon Joseph even during his challenges because he chose to serve God with his heart. He preferred to be thrown into prison than to disobey God and lie with Portiphar’s wife. However, God used that prison to open the door to his palace. Joseph, a slave in Egypt, over night became the second in command in the same nation. Service from the heart will always lead you to your open door.

Therefore, is God laying it in your heart to serve Him in a specific capacity or is He prompting you to obey and serve Him more? If so, know that you will not gain access to your open door until you obey Him. So, I encourage you to take a step of faith today and do as you have been instructed and you will be sharing testimonies of your open doors.

Jesus is Lord!

Ngozi Nwoke
Grace and peace of God be unto you.

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