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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday – The Right Key

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While standing there with four key chains clutched in my hands, I glanced over at the box that held dozens more...big keys, little keys, gold keys, and silver ones...

My DH has every key to every lock that we ever opened since 1977...seriously!

Don’t ask me why...I don’t think even he knows for sure...

Are they organized?

No

Are they labeled?

No

Is this a sore spot?

YES

Yesterday, I needed a key to open a rarely used lock...and not just any key...

The right key...

I seized the MAIN box of miscellaneous keys and went to work...

Grappled with scores of oddball keys that never would work...

And...although I love my DH dearly...silently vowed to walk away from this fiasco...and just forget it...

One day, 37 years ago, I needed a key to open the door to eternal life...and not just any key...

The right Key...

So I grabbed the pew in front of me...stood up...

and went to an altar of prayer...

Grappled with scores of mistakes and regrets that He said “Give to Me”...

And...because He loves me dearly...tearfully accepted His promise of forgiveness and walked into new life...

Where do I keep this Key?

In my heart...

Today I give thanks for this Key...

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During some seasons of my life, I have displaced my Key...tried other ones that seemed pretty and shiny on the outside...only to find...the only lock they opened was despair...

So I would look again for the right Key...and it was always exactly where I left it...waiting...

Where do you keep your key...the right Key?

You had better find it quickly...the door is closing soon...and without the right Key...the door will be locked forever....

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with Lynn @ Spiritually Unequal Marriage




28 thoughts:

Denise said...

Thanks for blessing us with the truth dear sis, love you.

Debbie said...

Karen, what a beautiful analogy! I'm so glad that we are offered the right key and that you chose to receive it.

Many blessings to you.

Love,
Debbie

Joyful said...

Powerful blog post. May we open the door with the key before it is forever locked. Blessings. xx

Mildred said...

Amen!

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Karen,

Thanks for your visit and encouragement. It is always good to hear from you. I love your TT post too. Such precious reminders that our Lord Jesus is the Key in our life. Take care and have a blessed week.

Warm regards,
Nancie

luvmy4sons said...

So glad I have the right key!

Martianne said...

You have such a talent for writing and for making us connect the everyday to the extraordinary. Thank you.

Sandy said...

I love this Karen. You show us
such wonderful analogies in
your words. I want everyone to
find that right Key before it's
too late and the door is locked
forever,too.
Blessings,
Sandy

shopannies said...

Karen-
love the post and your are so right about the right key without that key peace would not be ours

Wanda said...

Karen, of course the mention of keys caught my attention since I have hard time keeping up with mine. This was a great post. I too have tried some other keys. This a great read.

Michelle said...

What a great post. Even tho I became a Christian in 1994, I needed to hear this today... `Grappled with scores of mistakes and regrets that He said “Give to Me”...`

Joan Davis said...

Praise God that in His open hand is the right key! I hold it in my heart now, too.

Tahnks for sharing!

Living for Him, Joan

God Whispers said...

Appreciate you sharing such a powerful post. Blessings.

Crystal Roberts said...

I really enjoyed this post, it was wonderful!!

Nana Jul said...

Awesome post! I am so Thankful that Jesus is the key, Thank you Jesus for choosing me!
Amen!

One Heart said...

Beautiful. You are a blessing to me.

Joshlin said...

Beautiful!!! I love this post! Have a blessed day!

Lynda Young said...

Your posts are always refreshing and enheartening. I love the analogy.

Blessings to you,
Lyn

Joan said...

Karen this is a beautiful analogy. Yes, there is only one key to eternal life. Thankful that I found that key.

sarah said...

awesome Karen...love this...what a great analogy..

Debra Kaye said...

Wow!!!! I want to make a copy and hand out as fliers in huge parking lots all across America!

What a blessing! Big hugs!!

Sharon Lynne said...

I'm glad Jesus patiently waits for us when we are trying wrong keys.

Great job on this post!

Tammi said...

Oh my..this was a blessing to my heart today! Thank you so much!! He holds the key to my heart. Today I'm thanking Him for giving us the faith to turn over our locked hearts to Him when He gently knocked on our hearts' door. Now it's up to us to point others in the right direction--to Jesus!! Thank you for doing just that! God bless you! :)

Deborah Ann said...

Powerful! Now this will stick with me. I'm picturing the hundreds of assorted keys, and the maddening job of finding the right one. But more important, finding the right key to a heart of stone. Lots to chew on here...

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful remembrance and reminder to keep the "key" close at hand and not buried amidst a pile of extras.

How lovely that you remember the day and time of your salvation. It's the touchstone of your faith.

Live it well in this season.

peace~elaine

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautiful and inspiring post, Karen! Glad I found you! You're amazing! Following and will be back soon! :-)
Hugs,
Coreen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Karen, and straight from God's heart! My DH loves keys too, so I can relate. Thank you for being a blessing.

marelka said...

Love this :)
Thanks for sharing!

Blessings

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