And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open (Isa 22:22)~ In life…All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28) because God’s will WILL be done regardless of what man says or does. We could even take a familiar context here to say “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Mark 10:9); In marriage the bond which God has tied, is not to be lightly untied. We in OUR will allow things and people to come in front of our marriages… Family and friends and work and self-empowerment; we might even turn ourselves away from that marriage in our own selfishness, but the impact of that marriage stays with us for life, even if we re-marry. God intended it that way! In life, when God sets something in place, man cannot undermine or change His intent because God said His Word would not return to Him void but would accomplish what HE pleases and be great in it (Isa 55:11). So as long as God wills it and is intertwined in with you and whatever you endeavor, you will be bound to success in it because with Him in all things that threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecc 4:12). When God is acknowledged and directing your paths (Prov 3:6) you may not always go the way YOU think you probably should, but you’re always going the right way; take a step back and make sure you’re on the path He directs and not off on a detour of your own. God provides us with what He does because He knows what we need and what we WILL need. He opens doors along the way for us to walk through – but in fear we stand and look rather than trust Him and walk on through. He takes away certain things and people because He knows that it’s weighing us down.
God doesn’t allow our marriages and relationship with Him and our blessings to fail, WE allow things and do things that cause it to fail. God brings us out of things and closes the door behind us; and like the sabertooth on the closing credits of the Flintstones (for those of you old enough to remember good cartoons), we turn around and bang on that door trying to get back in…and many of us do find that window and jump RIGHT back into what God brought us out of. When Jesus appeared to His disciples after getting up from the dead, one of the last things He reminded them of was that All power is given to HIM in Heaven and Earth (Matt 28:18). What level, title or position could we possibly have to stand above that??? Everything that God has spoken and promised since there was a way to have record of it by our ability…has come to be just as He said it. Never has anyone or anything been able to change His direction – because He is the Lord and He changeth NOT (Mal 3:6). When God takes us in a new direction, we have to learn not to look back, Lot’s wife I’m sure would have one powerful warning if she could tell us about the dangers of looking back when God had told us to move on for our own good! When God moves you, just say “Thank You Lord”.. don’t complain, and move forward… Because believe me…better yet believe HIM, if He wills it, it WILL be!