Some things we’d not be tempted to do in a blue fit. We’ve been bitten once (or many times) already, or we’ve seen others bitten. Either way we’re not falling for that trick of the enemy’s, anymore!
But, we can too easily skip along in our minds to the next thing without giving due and regular thanks to God for having been released from, or never having been smitten by, this thing.
Miracles of God’s grace, these very things are.
With our loads lightened, though we may be susceptible to other enticements, we’re free to go on with our lives as we are. Spiritual progress may be ours; grace has provided again!
Shut doors, barred and locked to our once, or potentially, out-of-control desires; that’s the present scope as we bellow our sincere praises to the Lord our God.
Shut doors are heaven. Even better — shut off to would-be torment — they usher the open-thrown door; light from within which God beckons in.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.