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“The Gold Door” by Kirk Hunt
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
In my heart, there is a gold-plated door. The door has no lock and not much of a latch. That is because of the grace and beauty of the nation on the other side.
Elected officials lead with wisdom and a spirit of servant-hood. Business leaders act with humility and fairness, looking to build the nation at the risk of making a profit. Justice rules with kind words from noble hearts.
Beyond the golden door, men and women, act with grace and move in generosity. Hunger has been banished. Injustice has been exterminated. Peace and joy rule the hand. It is a place and space where Christ is King in the hearts of the citizens.
I know all too well what is on the other side of my real front door. That door has a lock. I have reinforced that door against intruders.
I refuse to believe the nation behind the golden door is impossible. I do, however know where the dream will start to become reality. It will appear first in the hearts of God’s people.
It is not impossible. First, Christians must first make Christ King of their own hearts. The nation will follow.
Think: As a Christian, I am called to remake the world around me in His image.
Pray: “Lord, help me to build your Kingdom, here and now.”
Copyright © August 2011, Kirk Hunt