|Posted by Len & Judy Meyers on March 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM|
I’m too young to be confused. Yet, it happened. We had rented a condo (as a timeshare) in Orlando for a week and my parents also had one. This gave us the opportunity to spend some time together in the warmer climate, while the weather in Missouri, kept everyone there frozen. It was a great idea. Plus, our son, Lenny III, was nearby and we could visit with him and his family. It would have been just perfect, if the resort had put us on the same floor.
When we got to our destination, we found out that our building was five stories tall and that we were on the fifth floor while our folks were on the fourth floor. It had an elevator that was very helpful in getting our things to the room, but I found out later that if I went out of my apartment, turned to the left and walked a few feet, I could go down the stairs one flight to their apartment. Once I did this a couple of times, I found myself going downstairs from THEIR apartment to mine. The problem was, I went down to the 3rd floor, my apartment was on the 5th floor. Everything looked identical. The only difference was the room numbers.
The first time I did this, I was in a hurry and I went to the door and knocked on it. (I didn’t have my key with me and I knew that Cayse would just open the door.) Well, I knocked and she didn’t come to the door. I knocked again...this time a little harder….no response. I began to get a little frustrated, so I knocked harder. I went to her bedroom window and knocked on the window. No response. By this time I didn’t care if I was being flexible or not (remember how Christians are suppose to be flexible?)
It was a good thing I had my cell phone. I called Cayse. She answered. As she answered, I looked at the number on the door. It was 733E and my room number was 753E. “Where are you,” I asked. “I’m in the room,” Cayse said. “What is our room number?” I asked, knowing full well that I was on the wrong floor.
How did I make such a mistake? I was being confused by the stairs and when I was going down to visit my folks, I just kept going down to visit myself. Ha!
Are you knocking on the wrong door of life? Do you find yourself thinking you are where you’re supposed to be, and yet you are not?
We bang on the door. Yell at the people on the inside. We bang on the windows and scream so people will hear us in our frustration. But, we’re at the wrong door.
Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7)
It is so comforting to know that I’m never at the wrong door with God. I don’t know how He does it, but whatever floor I’m on; He answers the door when I knock. Sometimes I’m just quiet. I’m in a total attitude of worship and as I sit in my chair at my desk, I start to just whisper how much I love Him. The door swings open wide and I’m in His presence.
There are other times when my feelings have been hurt….yes, I have a human side too….and I fall across my bed and yell loudly at the Lord. “Why?” He doesn’t wait to open the door, but immediately I know He is concerned about what is going on in my life….good and bad. The door is always opened.
Many times, we don’t even knock on the door because we don’t want to bother Him. Hey, He’s a good neighbor. He never turns us away. He always has time. He never gets stressed out with our bugging Him. Imagine, He’s always available. What a friend!
Think of this. He knocks at our door too. It’s not just one-sided. He wants to visit us too. Are you allowing Him to visit your heart? He says, “Here I am! Talk about a time of fellowship! (You know how we always like to eat with friends!) He’s standing at our door wanting our fellowship too.
I love the time of the year when we get valentines from people that love us. I get the sweetest cards from Len and my family. But every day is a day that the Lord wants our heart. Can you see Him standing at the door of your heart and asking you today, “Will you be mine?” Give your heart to Him today… and everyday!! He’s knocking!!