At The Threshold

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The butterfly flies with freedom in the wind, but lands precisely. So should those who are led by the Spirit of God be like the wind, suspended in the current of God’s power, unafraid and trusting that we will make it where we are going. Photo © Tyler Cleveland /

“The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice.” John 10:3

“The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. ‘Have you seen the one my heart loves?’ Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves.” Songs 3:2,3

“Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.” Proverbs 8:34

“Lift up your heads, oh you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the king of glory may come in.” Psalm 24:7

“Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31

“And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know you are a woman of noble character.” Ruth 3:11

“Then all the elders and all those at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May You have standing…and be famous.” Ruth 3:11,12

“Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers? Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.” Joel 1:2,3

“We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts. Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:1-3

“He will be…a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” Isaiah 28:6

“Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.” Isaiah 62:10


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