“I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (John 10: 9-10, Amplified Bible)
Do you know what this door looks like? Can you find it so that you can go through and feel the rich grass beneath your feet and the open sky in which to soar?
Jesus told us through his teaching and living just how to find this door. Well, first of all, by seeking it; by looking away from the belief that heaven is reserved for someone else or for us at some other time. It is by asking with your heart for the way home.
And the Master reminded us over and over again that we are children of God. He reiterated relentlessly (yet lovingly!) his oneness with God as the only Mind, Life, and good that there is. The door is this Truth that we are born of God, made in His image, and forever at one with His presence, Spirit, Soul, and Love. In this recognition of our own worthiness, God’s limitless Life, and our right to and access to natural freedom and joy, we are able to see that the door is not a distant, hidden hope. It is the very truth of our being, right here and right now.
And as we gratefully claim this truth, we are able to come and go—to be within those moments of prayer and sacred peace, as well as in the noise of the world, and always feel at home. This fact of our sonship with God that Jesus came proving, opens wide the door to a life of abundance, not by striving and taking and competition and sacrifice, but by agreeing to be who we already are—the rightful heirs of the kingdom of heaven at hand!
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