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 Callidac 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.
Today, I felt generous as I was driving to the bank and post office make a deposit and to mail some letters. I saw cars waiting 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. I want to respond with whatever God gives to me to share with them.
I want to make room in my heart for more people in 2017.