Opening Doors


“Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened.”

~ Matthew 7:7

Turns out, you don’t need a secret knock, a magic password, or even a key. The doors will be opened for us, at just the right time, exactly when we need them opened. Even the gentlemen that still exist today can’t do that! Only God can do that.

I’ve been collecting antique doorknobs for years now. My husband and I made that a scavenger hunt item every time I dragged him to an antique store. One of my favorite things to do is rummage through old things and imagine them in their prime. The newest and coolest gadgets in their hay-day. My husband’s favorite thing to do is hang out in his recliner watching sports, so if I wanted company at the antique store, I needed to make a sport of it. So doorknobs it was!

Quite the collection we have gathered. Dingy and discolored. Some brassy and bold. And some with layers of paint to evidence the changing times. They are all completely different, but their purpose, still the same.

A crystal bowl of our scavenger hunt doorknobs graces our entry, greeting our home’s guests with a simple message. “Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened.”

The door is always opened to believers. At exactly the right time. The key is simply to seek. Doorknob or not. Only God can do that.


How are you seeking God in this season of your life?

What doors are opening for you as a result of your faith?


Resurfacing this post to share over at Kate Motaung’s blog for Five Minute Friday. On May 1st, 2015 the topic was DOOR and this fit perfectly. Doors have been closing more than opening in my life recently, and maybe that’s a good thing. Exploring closure is certainly as important as our new beginnings.



2 thoughts on “Opening Doors

  1. Debbie Williamson May 2, 2015 at 8:44 am Reply

    I really like this: “Exploring closure is certainly as important as our new beginnings.” Thanks, Tris, for your words on “door” today. God is the only One who can open just the right door for us at just the right time. And what a cool thing to collect. I’m going to give that some thought! Visiting today from FMF.

    • trisbendickson May 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie ☺ Blessings to you!

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