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day 1223: Keys

You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life…

It seems so long ago that we went to work with keys in our pocket. We had one for the door into the building and then one for our office and maybe another for the storage room, or even the washroom.  Keys are a thing of the past and before long all offices, cars and homes will be without them and we won’t even need them any longer.  But, I imagine that even generations from now we will still use the word “key” and consider that those who have the keys are the most important.  When I was a boy I told my Dad that I wanted to be the like the janitor at our school and have a big key ring with hundreds of keys on a ring that hung from my belt.  My Dad smiled and said to me, “No son, you want to be the person who only has one key on his key ring.”  It was a great lesson and one I never forgot.  We should think about this in our business as well.  Our customers, partners and employees want to feel like they only have to have one key to access everything they need.  Consider how many keys we ask them to carry today and how hard or easy it is to open the doors that they desire to pass through?

We want the key to life and we are told what that key is in Deuteronomy.  To pursue any other key, we will only end up standing at a locked door of frustration and futility.  What keys are we carrying to work with us today?  The keys looking for power, fame, or prestige?  Let’s leave those behind and instead carry only the key that is the one that unlocks love, grace, mercy and forgiveness!

Reference: Deuteronomy 30:20 (New Living Translation)