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“For a great door, and effectual, is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries,” (1 Corinthians 16:9). I am amazed how God works daily in and through our lives. Every day is a new adventure. Some we like, and some we struggle through. God daily opens doors of opportunities for us to witness for Him. The other day as I was walking, my neighbor stopped to talk. She said that she missed our little morning chats (during COVID). We talked about our children and the situations in the world. She got tears in her eyes and said, “It is a scary time to live and for our children.” Quickly I said that we need to stay focused on God. God is in complete control! We need to keep our eyes fixed on Him and live one day at a time.

People are hurting all around us and looking for answers. Some have lost loved ones and are hurting. Children are going to school or college and parents are concerned. Floods have hit our area hard, and some have lost everything. People sitting next to us in church are hurting. People are discouraged everywhere. These are great doors and effectual (open doors, able to produce) doors! Yes, the enemy is strong and wants us to do nothing. Now is the time for Christians to stand strong for the Lord! Invite your friends to church. Smile and be friendly to people around you. Write a note of encouragement. Give someone a tract. Pray for others. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear ye one another’s burdens.”

God is doing a mighty work! He is daily giving us the chance to stand for Him. “But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits [to do a bold work; a daring action]” (Daniel 11:32). Let God do a mighty act in you today. People need to see Jesus in Christians. People need the Lord. Don’t miss the open doors of opportunity to be a witness for the One who gave His all for you!

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