“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;

knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives,

and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8



Ugly and brown

the door hung too long

years had taken their toll

weathered and worn

used no more.


The stains of the world

battered into its steel

dints, dings, paint peeling

hinges stuck, needing oil

the poor door had no hope.


One day, out of the blue,

its owner took pity

gave it a fresh coat of paint

covering its harsh stains

now white, is its uplifted hue.


No more sad in its standing

even though the family

still doesn’t use it any

it loves the clean feeling

and is proud to be the front entry.


My friend if you’re feeling

ugly and brown and

you don’t know what to do

knock on heaven’s white door

seek Jesus once more

and I promise, He’ll open

His door just for you.


~Marcie Bridges

©5 January 2022


“Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow;”1 when you seek Jesus with all your heart, mind, and soul.

If you already have Jesus in your heart, but you feel far from Him, and you don’t know what to do in whatever situation you are in, knock on His door. He’s waiting for you.


Ask — it will be given

Seek — and you will find

Knock — and it [the door] will be opened


Sometimes I lament I cannot hear God’s voice. He isn’t answering my prayers. He doesn’t seem to even know I exist. But the question I must ask myself is this: Am I seeking God with my whole heart, or am I just throwing a quick prayer into the air hoping He’ll hear me and reply?


Jeremiah 29:13 states, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Did you catch that?  “When you search for Me with all your heart.”


Not half-hearted. Not a flip of a coin or a toss of wish. No, it must be, with your WHOLE heart.


May we open the door of this new year seeking God with our whole hearts, minds, and souls, letting Him give us a fresh coat of Grace Paint. Clean, fresh, white, and His.


From My Heart to Yours,

Marcie 🙂


1Isaiah 1:18



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