So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for He is about to come through you. Psalm 24:7 (The Passion Translation)
I have this verse on my bathroom mirror – I placed it there this past spring. I love to do this because it helps me to memorize God’s word. So last spring when I read Psalm 24 this scripture jumped off the page at me and I knew it was the next scripture that needed to be added to my memory.
We all know what gates are. Gates are used for various reasons but the best way to describe a gate is an entrance or an exit to a specific area. A gate is a moveable barrier. A gate controls passage from one place to another.
With that in mind, let me ask you, have you ever thought of yourself as a gate? If you haven’t…then start to! Psalm 24:7 starts with, “Wake up you living gateways! Lift up your head you ageless doors of destiny!” The last I checked my gate in my yard was not alive! So King David was not talking about his actual palace gates. If you read all of chapter 24 you realize David is talking about people. If you are a Christian you are a gateway, you are a door. Okay…a gate to what?
If you look on at the rest of Psalm 24:7 you will see that it says, “Welcome the King of Glory, for He is about to come through you.”
When I read this scripture earlier this year I was moved by the fact that every day God is ready to come through me! Daily God wants to use you and me as the vessel that He works through to reflect Him. He doesn’t have to, but He allows us to be apart of what He is doing!
Since I am a gateway I have a choice of either opening up and letting the King of Glory come right on through me and impact those in my life, or I can choose to keep the gate closed. After all that is what gates do! They either open up to let something in or out or they stay closed to keep something in or out.
You and I have the most powerful, life changing, life giving gift our world has ever known and the truth is most people don’t know about that gift. You have the gift of Christ. You have the source of true joy, peace, happiness and freedom. So as a gateway you have the ability to open up and and let lose the reflection of Christ. You have the ability to let the world know the King of Glory. You have the ability to let lose His love through you!
So I want to ask you today, you living gateway, are you open or closed? Are you willing to let the King of Glory come through you? Or did you put a lock on the gateway and are determined to keep the Gift of Life to yourself? God gave Himself to us so that we could share Him with our spouse, kids, parents, neighbors, coworkers, our bank teller, our teachers, that stranger at the gas station etc. God did not give us freedom, peace, love and joy so we could hoard it for ourselves.
I know you may be thinking, “I’m not a preacher, or I don’t know the bible well enough, or I am not Billy Graham” guess what… neither am I! But letting God’s love come through you can be done by just stopping from your busy schedule and giving your time to talk with that person who is lonely. You can let God come through you by praying for someone. I have seen God’s love expressed through mowing a neighbors yard, who could not mow it themselves. I have seen God’s love through buying a meal for someone who was hungry. I have been shown God’s love through friends helping us move and unpack our boxes in our new home! I have been shown God’s love through friends helping me paint my house! Being a gateway for the King of Glory does not have to be difficult. Being a gateway is just being willing to show God’s love!
Please hear me, by no means do I intend to make anyone feel bad if they have been a closed gate. There are days that I have been a closed gate too! The good news is that God is a God who keeps giving us uncountable chances to show others His love. I feel that God is saddened, but not angered when we stay closed to sharing His love. I believe He is saddened because we miss out on a blessing as well. God doesn’t need us to be a gateway, He invites us to take part in what He is doing. If we don’t do it, He will find someone else who is willing or He will just do it Himself.
God invites us as gateways to partake in the blessing of sharing His love to a lost, hurt and broken world. I want to encourage you today gateway, to let the King of Glory come through you! Open up and let Him come through you, you will not regret it!
So wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice! Fling wide, you ageless doors of destiny! Here He comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in! Psalm 24:9