Don’t Let the Door Close on You!

Back in 2009, I remember having reason to go to Bahamian Paint to purchase some items.

At that time, I worked far from the paint company. To exacerbate that reality, the traffic on the highway was bumper to bumper. From where I was in the line, I could see the door of the company. I was praying and hoping I would make it there before the 5 pm closing.

Traffic continued to crawl at a snail’s pace. Time was drawing high for closing. The clock was waiting for no man – including me. My heart began to race as I  finally was able to make it around the roundabout with much speed, but as I hastily made my way towards the compound, I saw the white shutter of the door sliding down.

My heart dropped and I felt awful. My first thought was, “So close…yet so far.”  I hopelessly looked at the shutter. No amount of knocking or pleading to open the door would work. I didn’t even try. As I drove away, there was a sadness that enveloped me. I thought of the people who were caught outside Noah’s ark when the door was shut. I said, “Lord, I don’t want to be in that number in the name of Jesus!”


Are you in the ark of safety that will weather the floods of life? Or are you outside of that ark, caught up in the world and the flesh?  Do you see the Christian life as boring and restrictive?


Well, like anything in life, there are boundaries. But God’s boundaries are to protect us. Imagine allowing a baby to play with the stove or giving a high schooler the option to come home at 5 o’clock in the morning. Likewise, God, through His Word, gives us boundaries to protect us. John 10:10 tells us that “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Satan has no good plans for any of us.  He feeds us lies. But I encourage you to not believe his lies. Do not accept them. Reject his lies. Reject him! Get in the ark of safety while the door is open…while there is still time. It is better to be on stormy seas with Jesus than on dry land with the devil!

“…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah

Welcome!

Hi! My name is Hadassah Deleveaux (née Hall). I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, a writer who spent a decade working in newsrooms, but am now in public relations. More importantly, I am a Christian.

Welcome to my blog, Leap from the Pages! The pages I speak about are pages from the Bible. I unashamedly declare that Jesus is Lord of my life and I believe in the Bible – the Word of the Living God! Hence, everything I share with you will be based on the Word of God. It is my prayer that you would not simply read the Word, but allow the power that is in the Word to Leap from the Pages and be activated in your lives.

It is easy to just read the Bible, but we must connect it to our lives. The words inscribed on those pages must become real to us. It’s not good enough to go to Bible study, attend church, serve in the soup kitchen, sing in the choir or serve as an usher, yet we are holding something against our neighbour, gossiping about our colleague or not honouring our parents. You might not be committing adultery, robbing or trafficking humans, but as the Word says in Galatians 5:9, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” The very foundation of Christianity is faith, love…obedience and it is because God Himself is love, and His son Jesus Christ demonstrated faith in His Father, obedience to His Father and love for mankind in the most sacrificial way possible, we are privileged to not only experience eternal life, but a life of power right here on this earth!

What I am doing through Leap from the Pages is sharing the Word of God in very simple, practical ways that are applicable to everyday life.

Don’t expect sermons. Don’t expect me to be preachy, as such. Just expect me to share with you, like friends chatting over vanilla chai tea at Dunkin Donuts (my FAVOURITE tea!).

My prayer is that you would not only be receptive, but responsive. I want to make you think and hopefully change certain thoughts and actions you might have – for the better. And don’t worry, I’m not sitting on a pedestal and pointing fingers; I’m still learning too! This Christian journey is indeed that – a journey! Although the destination is important, it’s what happens along the way that brings change, growth, endurance. These posts are my way to do what I love – write – but more importantly, minister to you.

Thank you for stopping by and please enter your email address at the bottom of the page or simply press the Follow button if you are a WordPress user, so whenever I post, you would be notified. Also, do share the blog with family, friends, co-workers – whomever – so others would get a cup of inspiration!

Finally, if you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savour, I pray you would come to experience the beauty in knowing Him – whom to know is LIFE ETERNAL! Praise GOD!

Growing in Christ,

Hadassah

PS – Don’t be confused if you see my responses to your comment tagged with Over the Hill. That’s my other blog, which focuses on the inner city.