Lately I have been reminded of how important it is to be open. Open to others, to new ideas, and mostly open to God. As a Christian I typically think that I’m always open to God, but I’m not. There are different ways I shut him out and different times in my life.

I think of it like Spring. Within the first few days of Spring I am ecstatic to open the windows and doors to let in the warmer breeze and sunshine. For that time, my life feels rejuvenated along with the plants and trees.

God can do Spring-cleaning in my heart, in your heart…in our lives. We just have to be open and continue to open ourselves to Him.

It doesn’t matter if we open a window or a door, just letting God in is the most important part. He will warm us and new growth will begin.

-Laura Ford