Don’t you just love the boldness of little children? They go busting into life’s situations never even considering they might not be wanted or welcome. When my son, Sam, was 2 years old he held nothing back. He made an entrance everywhere he went. On his first day of preschool he slung the door open and announced “I’m here. We can have fun now.”
My mother used to manage a retail store and Sam would walk in the front door and scream “Gee Gaa!” He couldn’t quite say Grandma but she knew he was calling her. He would go behind the swinging doors and look under the cash register and pull out her box of crackers, open them, and immediately begin eating them. They belonged to Gee Gaa and he knew he could have them. He would then proceed to walk through the store towards the “Employees Only” door screaming “Gee Gaa!” with a mouth full of crackers. People throughout the store would stop and watch him. He would bust into the back room, walk into her office and climb up in her lap no matter what she was doing. It never occurred to him she might be busy or wouldn’t stop what she was doing to give him her undivided attention. He knew he was precious to her; he belonged to her and he knew she loved him and would drop everything to give him her undivided attention.
Why do we feel like we have to timidly approach the Father? Do we honestly think He wouldn’t stop to pay attention to us or worse, that He would turn away from us because we don’t say something just right?
When I was in high school and wanted to borrow the family car, I didn’t walk to my dad and say “Oh Father, who doth clothe me and feed me and put a roof over thy head, I humbly beseech thee, may I borrow the automobile for the evening?” No way! I would walk in the room, crawl up in his lap, give him a big kiss on the cheek (to butter him up) and then say, “Daddy, can I please use the car tonight?” Our heavenly Father is equally if not more approachable.
The Father loved you enough to send His Son, Jesus, to die for your sins, why on earth would He not want to listen to you [John 3:16]? He tells us over and over in His word when we call upon Him, He will answer us [Psalm 17:6; Psalm 86:7; Psalm 91:15; Isaiah 58:9; Jeremiah 33:3 and Zechariah 13:9]. In Isaiah 65:24 He tells us He will answer us before we call Him. How incredible is it to know He is so attuned to us that He begins responding to our needs before we even speak them. He loves us that much.
With this knowledge, do not allow the enemy to tell you the Father is too busy for you; you don’t matter to Him; you don’t have the right words to pray; or any other number of lies he spews to you. Stand firm on the foundation of the Word of God and go boldly before the Throne of Grace. God would love to have you tell Him about your day, your dreams and your sorrows. You have access so crawl up in His lap.