Posted by: glorifyhim1 | April 11, 2018

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

 

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,’ says the Lord. ‘But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.’”

(Isaiah 66:1-2)

 

One of my husband’s favorite spots is a glider swing in our backyard. Often I’ll spot him there taking a break or resting after completing a project. He may be watching our resident woodpecker battle the starling who tries to move in on his property, or he may be in deep thought planning his next project. When asked what he’s thinking about, his favorite reply is: “Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit!”

 

I have my favorite places to sit and think, or to just sit, too. You probably do as well. One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of two sisters, Mary and Martha. You can find this story in Luke 10:38-42. Martha had welcomed Jesus into their home and was busily serving and taking care of her guests while Mary found her favorite place to sit – on the floor at Jesus’ feet, eagerly listening to every word He said. Martha finally approached Jesus and pointed out that she was doing all the work while Mary just sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him. Martha exclaimed: “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me” (v.40b). Jesus, however, gently replied: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” (vs.41b-42).

 

I have been a Martha; oftentimes I’m still a Martha. I can worry and become troubled over many things and lose my focus on what is most important. But, thankfully, Jesus is helping me learn how to be more like Mary. While I may not be able to physically sit at Jesus’ feet like Mary, I can curl up at His feet in my heart. Mary let go of everything around her to feast on her Master’s words. How about me?

 

  • Do I seek Him daily, talk to Him, and rest in His mercy and love?
  • Do I read His Word and search for His guidance and direction?
  • Do I walk with Him, constantly aware of His Presence (Spirit) within me, guiding me, convicting me, helping me, giving me understanding, and blessing me with His comfort, joy, and peace?  
  • Do I determine in my heart, daily, to choose “that good part” and devote myself completely to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?  

 

When I choose “that good part” and sit at Jesus’ feet in my heart, it really doesn’t matter where I am. He is with me in the quiet, still moments. He is with me in the crowds and noise. His Words in my heart lead me and guide me. His Presence strengthens and helps me. The more I choose “that good part” and devote myself completely to Him, the more He can use me and complete His purpose for my life. I pray that I will grow to be more and more like Mary and choose “that good part.” Will you join me – sitting at the feet of Jesus?

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