As I was getting ready to go to Sunday school and church on Sunday, January 12, 2017, I sensed that God was speaking to me as I was putting on my socks. It was just one word--"Room."
A sense of peace came flowing over me as I thought about that word. I must be honest to tell you I don't really know now what it means. However, I have been thinking about it and meditating on it.
Every room has at least one door. It is used for going in or going out depending on what you need to do.
Doors are important to every room. I know that the Bible teaches that God opens doors that no man can shut, and He closes other doors that no man can open. God grants us new challenges and opportunities that He has fore ordained that we should do.
We know that when the rains beat down on the ark that Noah built, God shut the door after his family was safely aboard.
God will open doors for us in 2017 that we never dreamed could happen.
But let's get back to the word "Room."
I sense that God wants me to be aware of and open to people that I have somehow kept outside my room. In other words, I have never made room in my heart and life for them. It may be because their values in life are not like mine. It may mean that I have never seen them as God sees them. They are hurting people who may feel rejected by me, and I don't want that to happen. I need to engage in conversation with them. I need to make room for them, really for more people.
Many of you do not know that I am having great difficulty walking. I either use a cane, or my Cadillac walker with large wheels, handles with breaks, and a seat with a glove compartment. What is happening to me at my age is that young and old, men and women, and youth are opening doors for me because they see my need. It is so obvious. I am noticing how polite and courteous people really are. They genuinely want to help this old man--Hugh Morgan. My physical need stirs up compassion in the hearts of these people and they volunteer to help me. My hunch is that there is an army of people who want to be involved in a ministry to help others. The church needs a whole host of volunteers. We have resourceful people all around us. Too often, we overlook them. Why? That is a question we all must ask.
The other day I felt generous as I was driving to the bank and post office to make a deposit and to mail some letters. I saw cars waiting on a side street to get into the main street I was traveling on, and I waved them on to allow them to get in front of me. That felt good to show consideration and kindness for them who no doubt were trying to get home or wherever else they were going. I made room for them.
There are so many other people who are struggling with issues that are not so apparent, and we do not perceive their need. I believe if this is God speaking to me, He will reveal their need to me through the Holy Spirit. I want to respond with whatever God gives me to share with them.
I want to make room in my heart for more people in 2017.
On Monday, January 23, I was reading news items on the Internet. As I was reading a prophecy written by Jennifer LeClaire my eyes saw the word "Room" used in a different light. Here us a portion of what she prophesied:
" . . . look with the eyes of the spirit, for the Lord is making room for a season of plenty. As in the story of Joseph, there were seven years of plenty, and I felt the Lord saying, as His people have faithfully prayed through the famine, through the wilderness and through the darkness, "You have stored up in the heavens the seeds of intercession for breakthrough."
I receive this prophecy given by Jennifer LeClaire:
The Lord is making room for a season of plenty.
I am ready to receive the plenty God has in store for me in his store room of abundance. I do not want it for myself, but to use for the Glory of God and the Kingdom of God.
Do you want to take advantage of this coming season of plenty? Now is the time to seek God for what He wants to give you to bless others.
What does the word "Room" mean to you? What is God speaking to you about Room in your life in 2017?