The topic of building walls has been widely mentioned in the news lately. I have heard references about the great wall of China and the purpose that walls supposedly serve.
When I talked with God today about walls, He whispered: “Spiritual Walls.”
Wow! Talk about taking a topic of the day and going in a different direction! When I walked away from God and faith, I built a spiritual wall around my heart. The wall was built to keep God out because at that time, I thought I could go through life without Him.
God gave me free will to build that wall, as sad as He must have been to see it constructed. Yet, imagine His joy, years later, when (thanks to the kind and gentle invitations of Ken and Sandy) I decided to tear down the wall and welcome Jesus back to my life!
As I talked with God about this, He reminded me that I build discriminatory spiritual walls. About certain people. About different denominations. I again fall short in my walk of faith.
My prayer for tonight is for us to talk with God about shattering spiritual walls and opening our hearts to His love and grace. Once those walls are down, we can be a gentle witness and talk with people about Jesus. Listen to them….listen some more. Then, share your walk of faith and walk with them!
“But it is the spirit in the man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.”
– Job 32: 8