“Who is there?” My husband and I ask in unplanned unison, looking towards the door.
“Josiah Jolomi.” Comes the soft reply.
“What do you want?” Daddy asks.
“I want to tell you something.” He raises his voice a little bit.
“Come in Josiah.”
Knock! Knock!! Knock!!!
“Who is there?” I ask.
“It is Josiah Jolomi.” He does not wait to be asked what he wants this time. Joshua and Joseph will not let me play on the PS3 with them.”
“Go and tell them to remember love!” I send him off hoping that solves the problem.
“Okay mummy.” The little one says in what sounds like a smooth drawl.
Knock! Knock!! Knock!!!
I run back into the bathroom, quickly grab a towel and wrap around my bare body. The knocks came rapidly and I am not sure if the knocker would wait for a “come in” before he opens the door.
“Who is it?” I pant and try to catch the breaths I lost in the short drama. There were suddenly sounds of heavy sobs coming through the door and ignoring the small towel I had around me I opened the door.
I looked down to see the little one with tears streaming down his face and his left hand scratching his left eye, “Joseph said I am a baby.”
“Are you a baby?” I ask trying to hide a grin forming on my lips.
“No I am not … but he always calls me a baby and says that I talk like a girl.” He sobs softly now.
“Now stop crying, if you cry each time he calls you a baby then you make him really have reasons to call you a baby.” I advised and clutching the towel with my left hand I attempt to wipe his tears with my right. “Go on to your room, I’ll dress up and come to Joseph.”
Knock! Knock!! Knock!!!
“Who is there?” My husband sighs; he is just drifting into a much needed sleep.
“Daddy it is Josiah Jolomi.” The little irresistible voice comes through.
“Josiah what do you want, I thought I said no one should disturb me, I want to get some sleep.” He is not angry, just exasperated.
“I just want to come into your room daddy.” He replied.
“For what?” Daddy almost screams.
“I just want to stay with you.” He almost whispers as if uncertain of the outcome.
“Oh… Josy, ok come in, come in…” Daddy gives up his sleep.
Knock! Knock!! Knock!!!
“Who is that?” We ask.
“It is Joseph Jolomi”
“And Josiah Jolomi”
“And Joshua Jolomi”
“What do you want?” We ask.
“We just want to ask if we could watch Ceebeebees!”……
Our children, all three of them, are very active and seek to involve us in their activities, well, maybe not every one of them, but almost all of them. They come to our room door at any time of the day and night and they simply knock without fear or restriction. Even when we leave a “do not disturb” instruction, they seem to forget and come running and knocking, sometimes even banging on the door and they hardly get turned down.
The scenes above are just very tiny extracts of what goes on between “us” my husband and I and “them.”
They do not have to think twice when they are excited, upset about something, want something, want to file a report or want to be with us. They just come knocking on the door with assurance, boldness and positivity.
This is only natural in a parent child relationship. There are no inhibitions as to whether a child can approach his dad or mum for any and everything. (i.e. in a functional family setting.)
It is even truer in our relationship with GOD as His children.
Every child of God can knock on His door at any time, from any place and for anything.
Psalm 55:17 (Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.)
I Timothy 2:8 (I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.)
1 John 5:14 (And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:)
We can actually go to God in any place for anything (according to HIS Will/Word).
This is one of the greatest privileges of being His children, members of His family, His sons and daughters.
You can ask GOD for help in anything from your spiritual life to the tiniest details of your life. He wants to do for you even more than you can ask or think or imagine. Ephesians 3:20
We can ask God to reveal Himself to us; He wants to do that even more than we want it.
(And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.)
In fact, I ask God for both “big” things like “show me your glory” and little things like “Lord please give me a parking space at the mall” and even littler things like “Lord what should I wear today?”
God is our Father and He is interested in every detail of our lives. He wants us to come to Him with child-like hearts. We are His children after all.
You can talk to Him in the car, in the kitchen, while you do the toilet (one of my “favs”), in your office, and in any other place where you feel like talking to your Father. And He does not sleep, slumber, stress out or get too busy to mind you.
Once you believe in Jesus and His work at Calvary you automatically become His child. And you have full access into his presence anywhere and anytime just like in the scenes described at the beginning of the post, and what’s more, you do not have to stop at the door, you can go all the way to His throne, into His presence, now how great is that?!
(But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name :)
You have this sonship/ daughtership right.
Friends, do not lose sight of this great privilege, God says you can enter boldly because Jesus has died and risen and is our high priest who has made a way for us to enter the presence of GOD by His Blood.
14 (Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.)
15 (For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.)
16 (Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need)
No matter what it is, as long as it bothers you, it bothers GOD, as long as you need it, He wants to give it, don’t stay worried and confused, enter in and talk to GOD. He has all the solutions you need and He wants to give it, but you must enter boldly and ask.
Matthew 7:7 (Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:)
1 John 5:14-15
14 (And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:)
15 (And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him).
(Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,)
Let me close with an old hymn:
Are you weak and heavy laden
Cumbered with a load of care
Precious saviour still our refuge
Take it to the Lord in prayer
He is always listening for your voice, go ahead and talk to Him about it….
Go ahead and knock! Knock!! Knock!!!
And do not stop at the gate, don’t you worry; just go on in, because He never turns back His children.
If you do not belong to GOD’s family or you are not sure of your salvation you can say the prayer below:
Dear God, I know I am a sinner; I do not want to be a sinner anymore. I want you to be my Father, please forgive my sins, I believe that Jesus was born and was crucified to save me. Jesus I ask you into my heart, be my Lord and Saviour. Help me to live righteous and to be your true disciple, so that I can affect my world for You and spend eternity with You. Father I ask all of this in Jesus name, amen.