Friday, 30 December 2011

5 Minute Friday - Open!

Here we go - unedited and unscripted (Scary stuff!):

  • God's word opens eyes
  • God's word opens ears
  • God's word opens prison doors
When we obey God's word:

  • His hands open in provision (Ps 104 v 28)
  • He opens up the windows of heaven with blessing (Mal 3 v 10)

One day soon, the heavens will open and our Lord and Saviour will return on His white horse (Rev 19 v 11)

For 2012, I want to be open to the possibilities and opportunities the Lord presents to me and in order to do that I need to be open to His word, His instruction and guidance.

My encouragement to you - keep your eyes, ears, heart and mind open to the Lord - He will be found!  His word says He will never leave you nor forsake you.

God bless

Linking today with Laura at Beholding Glory for:

Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama for:


  1. I pray my eyes and ears are open to God's leading!

    Blessings, Joan

  2. Love this post.

    I too am looking forward to this new year's possibilities and opportunities with a heart wide open for Jesus.

    Glorious blessings to you...

  3. great verses and great references...thank you for hoping those things for your readers...I pray them right back at cha! blessings friend!

  4. I have been thinking along those same lines this month. Great post Tracy.

  5. Amen! Happy New Year my friend!

  6. Love this post, open ears and open heart to receive...
    Like your new look, fresh!

  7. Hi Joan - amen, new possibilities in Christ can only bring blessing

    Hi Joan - wide open heart for Jesus, as we should be. Thanks for the visit Joan. appreciate it.

    Hi Kelly - amen, so glad you came by

    Hi Chelle - amen, I believe the Lord is showing me that I need to be open to Him to receive

    Hi Jenifer - happy and blessed new year to you too sweet friend

    Hi Marja - thank you, took me a while to settle on a look. hopefully I can stick with it for a while :) God bless friend

    Hi jedidja - thank you sweet friend

    God bless lovely ladies. Hoping you all have an awesome new year weekend.

  8. I pray my eyes and ears are always open and not just open but ready to obey.
    Happy New Year Tracy!

  9. So awesome girl thanks for sharing

  10. Love this "His hands open in provision"!

  11. I want to open to God and in order to do that, I need to open His Word and obey His commands. Great encouragement, Tracy. :)

    Many blessings and Happy New Year!

  12. Thank you for this encouraging post! May our hearts be open to His leading and will!

  13. Hi Kristin - great point, ready to obey, amen.

    Hi Crystal - thanks, great to see you here

    Hi Shannon - its awesome right!

    Hi Lisa - amen, so true. Obedience brings blessing

    Hi Karin - amen, boils down to obedience again and our willingness to be led in His will.

    Thank you all for commenting. You bless me abundantly and I thank the Lord for you
    God bless and have an awesome new year!

  14. Happy New Year, Tracy! I like your new look. I have always been drawn to earth tones!

    Great post. It reminds me of a sermon I heard once talking about living open-handed before God. When we live our life open before Him, he can take that which is not in our best interest or not of Him, and replace it with that which is. is up to us to choose to open our life to Him.

    Praying God opens wide the windows of Heaven and blesses you above and beyond what you can think or imagine as you continue to see Him and make Him known to others through your faithful writing here.


  15. It's wonderful to meet you! Thank you for visiting my site. I'm encouraged by all the writers who are open to the New Year's possibilities and opportunities. I'll draw strength from you as I am a tad nervous about '12! Perhaps once I begin my year-long Bible reading, my heart will open and become more faithful and obedient to His plan. I enjoyed your positive post!

  16. Thank you for this beautiful reminder that God's hands are always open and His ears are Open to hear our cry!
    Thank you for your kind words of comfort on my recent post!

  17. Such wise words - may we all be open to God and what He has for us in the new year. God bless!

  18. Hi Stacy - to you too. I also prefer earthy tones and its taken me ages to find something i feel I can stick with, for at least a while :) Many blessings to you for the new year as well. So looking forward to your 2012 posts

    Hi Carrie - so glad you came back over to visit. Praying right now for you for godly confidence as you walk forward into 2012

    Hi Joyful noise - praying for your hubby. thanks for popping over. always love hearing from you

    Hi Deidra - amen, I hope that my emotions don't deafen me to God's leading. Praying your year ahead is full of freedom in Christ

    God bless all. So excited about 2012 and you guys are part of the reason for that.

  19. Good words, Tracy.

    Let's keep our hands open not only for His provision, but also hold all loosely.

    Happy New Year.

  20. Hi Sandra - great point, don't hold too tightly onto what does not even belong to us.
    God bless

  21. His mercy endures forever!!!Awesome!



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