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Use your key!

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I pray you all have safe traveling mercy if you are going out-of-town and I pray you enjoy your 4 day or 3 day weekend!

TFTD: Use your key!

Matthew 16:19 (NIV)

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[a] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[b] loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16:19 (MSG)

19 “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.”

Yesterday, I wrote about how Greater is Coming and how we have access to the kingdom of God as believers.  On today, I want to encourage you to USE YOUR KEY!  What’s the purpose of having access to the kingdom if we have the keys and never use them?  There are a lot of believers walking around with the keys to the kingdom of God in their hands, in their pocket, in the purse, in their briefcase or hanging on a lanyard and never use it.  What are you waiting for?

Imagine standing outside of a mansion that had 100 rooms and you had one key that could access every room in the house.  Now you have the key in your hand and all you have to do is place the key into the door and turn the lock to gain full access to the property.  But instead of doing that you begin asking for a locksmith to come help you, you ask your neighbor if they have the spare key, or you ask your friends if they could get you in with their key.  You do everything except the obvious, which is to USE YOUR KEY!!!

God has blessed you with gifts and talents that will help unlock your destiny, but you have yet to use them.  You have been sitting on your gifts or suppressing your gifts in an effort to lay low.  You are prohibiting your access to the kingdom and you are stifling the growth of the ministry you were called to serve in or lead.  It’s time to use your key.  When you walk in obedience to God’s calling over your life then every door will begin to open for you.  There will be no barriers between you and the kingdom of God when you USE YOUR KEY!!!  I love how the Message Translation of Matthew 16:19 reads.  (Please go back to the top and read it at this moment.)  God has given us FREE ACCESS, there are no barriers, He is waiting to release a Yes into your future and at times a No.  How awesome is God?!  He is so awesome that He has given you the key and all you have to do is USE IT!

USE YOUR KEY!!!  Stop sitting on the gifts that God has placed within you.  It’s time to use your Key to access the kingdom of God.  Your breakthrough rest on your obedience.  USE YOUR KEY!

Have a blessed and safe Memorial weekend! 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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