Do This: The Door Opener

“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.” (Colossians 4:3)

Paul had a clear mission in life: To “proclaim the mystery of Christ.” He knew exactly what he was supposed to do with his days. That confidence gave him the courage to keep doing it even when it got him thrown in jail.

dothis_350Paul was essentially a delivery person. His job was to deliver a message. So he asked the Colossians to pray for him in two very specific ways. The first was about what God could do—open doors for the message.

Paul was locked behind physical doors, not the ideal spot for a delivery guy. He knew he needed God’s help to get the message beyond those iron bars. He also needed God to open the doors to people’s lives to make a way for the message of Jesus to get into their hearts.

Think: Have you ever thought about how God might have opened a door to get the message of Jesus through to your heart? What doors need to be opened to get the message to any of the unsaved friends in your life?

Pray: Thank God for opening the door to get the message of Jesus through to you. Ask him to continue to open doors to the message in your town, family, workplace and church.

Do: Even if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do with your whole life, describe your mission for this day or week in a sentence or two.