Pastor Todd’s January 2024 Message

The Year of the Open Door

Some have called 2024, “The Year of the Open Door.” Perhaps it will be a year when opportunity and favor meet. It could be a time when closed doors open, and we walk into a whole new time of blessing. It can be a year when what was hidden is revealed, what was clouded is now clear, and what was shut is now accessible.

2024 could be a time when closed doors open and we walk into a whole new time of blessing.

As we begin 2024, we have the largest back log of work in our company history. In other words, there are more opportunities than ever before. The door is open for us to grow and advance in the months ahead. Knowing this, look ahead and see yourself advancing in your career, your opportunities, and potential at CWM. I pray doors would continue to open for CWM and for you personally.

Spiritually speaking, it is also a year of The Open Door. God would love nothing more than to bless you, reveal Himself to you, and fill you like never before.

God would love nothing more than to bless you in 2024.

As we enter 2024, I have been reading in Luke chapter 24. Three statements stood out to me regarding how God OPENS doors.

After His resurrection, Jesus appeared and began walking with two of His followers as they were traveling to the village of Emmaus. However, “God kept them from recognizing him” (Luke 24:16), until that same evening when they sat down to eat. Then, “Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him” (24:31). Like these followers, I pray that in 2024 the door of our eyes will be opened, even suddenly, that we might recognize Jesus in new ways, seeing Him as He really is… as Savior, Lord and King!

Just hours later, when the two men were telling the others what had happened on the way to Emmaus, again “Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them” (24:36). While they stood there in disbelief, filled with joy and wonder “he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (24:45) and He explained how the Messiah would suffer, die, and rise from the dead. Likewise, I pray in this new year the door of our understanding would open as we read the Scriptures about all God has done for us in Christ.

Lastly, Jesus told them, “I will send the Holy Spirit… But wait here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven” (24:49). It is one thing to have an open door, but it is another thing to have the power to walk through it. May God open the door of heaven and fill us afresh with the Holy Spirit and power so we can recognize Him, understand the Scriptures, and take advantage of opportunity.

God bless you and CWM in 2024!

January 24, 2024

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