Often we get so caught up in the rat race of life. We run hard like a hamster on the wheel, running fast, but going nowhere! Sometimes we live such busy and frantic lives.
Why not take some time out to just get quiet and spend time with Jesus?
In Luke 10:38-41, it tells the story of Mary and Martha. They invited Jesus to be a guest in their home. When Jesus arrived, Martha got busy. She made a fuss. She got so focused on working hard to prepare an elaborate meal for Jesus. Martha wanted to please Jesus and she went full out to honor Him.
But what did Mary do? She just sat at Jesus’ feet.
After a while, Martha came out of the kitchen. She was completely overwhelmed and stressed out. Upset. Frustrated.
She said to Jesus, “I am so busy, and I feel so stressed out, my dear sister, look at her! She is doing nothing! Lord, please tell her to come and help me!”
Jesus answered her “Martha, Martha, Martha! You are worried and upset about many things” (Luke 10:41)
Then Jesus said something that astonished all. Jesus said, “Mary has chosen what is better. And it will not be taken from her.” (Luke 10:41)
What was this “better thing” that Mary was doing?
She was just sitting at Jesus’ feet. She was just chilling with Jesus, listening to, and hanging onto every life-changing word that came out of His mouth. Mary was forever being changed and refreshed.
If you look at this story, Martha had Jesus in her home, but Mary had Jesus in her heart.
Often, I am just like Martha. I run around stressed out and overly busy, when the better option is to just sit at Jesus feet.
“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)
God desires an intimate walk with you. Make time to get quiet with God. Read God’s Word and meditate on it. Allow time for the Holy Spirit to speak to you. Worship. Just chill with Jesus. He wants to hang out with you.
Jesus told us, “When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)
And remember that God is interested in every area of your life. He is the creator. He has all power and authority in heaven and earth, yet he still invites us to bother him with our problems. In fact, he loves it when we ask him for wisdom and help.
Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
So, take time out of your busy schedule to just get quiet and to sit at Jesus’ feet. Let Jesus into your heart. He wants the best for you. And in his presence, you will discover the fullness of joy. As you sit at his feet, you will get to know God more intimately, you will gain wisdom, you will find rest for your soul, and you will experience the life-changing supernatural empowerment that only comes from hanging out with Jesus.
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