After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” (Revelation 4:1 NIV)
Have you ever worked for someone that had an open-door policy? If you had a problem you could always go to them? Ever wonder where that idea came from? Revelation 4:1 says that God has an open door. The door is always open to us. If you have a problem, He is there for you. Going through a difficult time? He is always open for you. He wants you to come to Him. He wants to reveal to you His love. He is calling you to come up to a higher plane in your spiritual life.
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 NIV)
Ordinary? Most of us don’t want to be called ordinary. We all want to stand out, be unique, make a difference. We talk about our experience and our training. We point out our accomplishments so that we feel anything but ordinary. But God never uses people that can list their own successes. You see the problem is they aren’t God’s successes. Time and again in the Bible God calls the ordinary to do the extra ordinary. They are ordinary but faithful. Ordinary to the world but far from ordinary to God. Of course, it really goes against the grain to want to be ordinary. Our human nature fights it with everything we have. Personally, I’d rather be ordinary and called by God than noticed for something I’ve done alone. So….let the fight continue. Maybe after some time sitting with Jesus, folks will notice him and not me.