The Night Visitor:


Her chest rose and fell again with a slightly unsteady rhythm. She snuggled more underneath the king-sized duvet. She was dreaming of an Equestrian competition. The main horse rider in her dream was dressed in red, and his white horse was ready to move. They were waiting for the sound of the gun shot that signaled the start of the race. At the sound of the gun, the gates were barred open and the horses stamped their feet in unison and raced towards the tracks, each horse sticking to its line. The red horse rider plunged his horse forward, albeit in full dominion of the race. He was a bold and confident rider. The sound of the gallops from his own horse were louder than the beats of traditional talking drums...at least until the horse began to wobble from side to side. There was something wrong with its hind legs. Some spectators were standing up now...any moment from now, the horse and its rider would come crashing down...

She sat up confused, sitting in a pool of her own sweat. She never was able to reach the end of this dream. She had never found out what happened to the hind legs of the red rider's horse. All she knew was the sinister feeling in the pit of her stomach whenever she woke up. This time, someone was knocking at her door. She looked at her watch, it was 2.00am. It must be her daddy. The airport shuttle must have just dropped him off. Her eyes did a quick scan of the entire one-room apartment, there was nothing to hide. She was ready for a visit from her father. She quickly removed the duvet and ran to the door to welcome her late night visitor...

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Have you ever had night visitors at weird hours? Maybe even in the middle of a dream? This morning, I read somewhere in the book of Psalms that God is a night time visitor. He comes to visit when no one else is there. He comes when you're least expecting Him to show up. He comes when you're thinking or dreaming of things other than Him. He comes to test our hearts.

Can God visit you and find nothing against you? Can He come and find purity of your thoughts and sentiments? Can He come and find that you're now a changed person, no longer controlled by the evil thoughts or desires you once had before? If He comes into your heart today, will it be swept clean and ready for a visit? Or will there be cobwebs and signs of lack of maintenance in your house?

In the few seconds of a knock on your door, there may not be enough time to clean up. There may not be sufficient time to wash the dishes or take the thrash out. There just may not be enough time. Today, bare your hearts out to God. Remove any hidden secret thing that will not look good when it is brought to the light. Remove any cobwebs or spiderwebs lurking at your door post, or any spoilt food from your fridge, lest your night visitor may get turned off by the repulsive odor or stench.

"You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress..." Psalm 17: 3

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28 comments:

The poets voice ~~~ said...

"In the few seconds of a knock on your door, there may not be enough time to clean up." - this is so true..a lot of the times, we being humans postpone the things which we can do now and this could cost us.
this reminds me that i should be ready every second of the day because HE 'comes like a thief in the night'.

God Bless.

FOTO THOUGHTS said...

Thaaaak you for these nice teaching.
We ask for his strength in cleaning those webs and that HE would as a merciful one remove anyone HE would still find on that day........
I am sure no person can remove all by himself.
Charles Okey.Chukbyke.

Shubby Doo said...

this was beautiful...i hope to be at my best always for the late night visitor

John said...

My word, such beautiful writing!! keep it up.... going back to read again, and again.

believer said...

Oh Lord, please give me the grace to always have my heart ready whenever you choose to visit. Nice one jaycee..

Temite said...

I hope he dooesnt come anytime soon! I will be in so much trouble.

Writefreak said...

One song comes to mind..

''Lord i give you my heart, i give you my soul, i'll live for you alone, every breath that i take....Lord have your way in me''

Cleanse my heart o Lord and help me to always be ready for your visit

Thanks for the reality check dear, hope you're ok!

Rita said...

I think there is need for some spring cleaning in my heart, starting now! Especially concerning the meditations of my heart...

This is not only another beautiful write-up, but one that inspires change. Thanks so much and all the best.

Andy said...

That really ministered.....unique concept! I needed that.
Tairebabs, pls can you drop by and read my latest post. Awaiting your comments, thanks!

R.E.II said...

classic

seye said...

Pheeeew! I would have asked where you get these stories...but how would that help. The only thing that matters is that these posts get INTO me

Remi, United Kingdom said...

"In the few seconds of a knock on your door, there may not be enough time to clean up." - this is so true" So true... Lord help me to always reside in the realms of your will, so I will always be ready,even at the times you visit me when I least expect you too.

Some people say "keep short accounts" (that is confess your sins reguarly when you can and repent)

I say "Keep no accounts" for He can visit anyday, any time and any where. And as you wrote " There may not be sufficient time to wash the dishes or take the thrash out"

Awesome Jaycee. God bless you loads for this insight.

much love xx

Reverence said...

havent been here in a while!
great post.... as usual..xoxo

simeone said...

a soldier must be ready always..that's the mentality any serious God-lover should adopt....

preach preacher...!!!

Standtall said...

How I wish I can always think of God's visitation instead of some scary thought. God help me

Telekinesys said...

'purity of your thoughts and setiments?'The mind is a battle field.I pray i'm winning when He drops by.Rattling post. Thank you

asheselah said...

I'd been waiting for my knock...with so much going on inside, so much clamour, I couldn't hear...I'd been waiting for what had been knocking all the time...

Now, during His extended stay, Father is helping me clean, organize, decorate :)....my heart with lovely things...

Bless u!

simeone said...

someone's crushing on you at my end o, come and warn them off..

talesandtallies said...

@simeone:... i don't think you need to warn them off o!Lol

This was a very refreshing read, your posts are just thought-provoking... now I have to put your advice to good use

OluwaDee said...

"He comes to visit when no one else is there. He comes when you're least expecting Him to show up."

I got something diff 4rm this post.
God shows up when no1 else is there, when we think we r toast/finished. He shows up.

Howz your man?
preps?

Vera Ezimora said...

If God were to knock on my door right this second, I don't think He'll be too happy with me.

Debbie said...

Lord prepare me!
My greatest fear is that when he comes he'll find me wanting. That's why I'm trying my best to live each day like he will come now.!
Thanks this means alot

webround said...

a non-spiritual part of this: i'm normally a very neat person but recently i realized i was leaving dirty dishes in the sink and leaving my bed unmade. One morning i had a thought - what if a friend comes home from work with me? From the next day I started making sure that i either washed off the dishes or put them in the dishwasher, and I make my bed every mrng now b4 leaving for work.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Everyday, I try to write his words in my heart. I fail, often. But I still try. Great soul food babes!

uNWrItten* said...

ive so missed your words..hope you are well babes..

uNWrItten* said...

ive so missed your words..hope you are well babes..

AlooFar said...

You know I usually don't know what comment I should drop, after reading your posts. But I'm glad I read them. ... and thanks for posting!

adebanji said...

INSPIRATIONAL!