At His Feet

by DanWolgemuth on November 21, 2008

But Martha was distracted with much serving. ~ Luke 10:40

Noble intentions produced a cluttered soul, and with it a squandered opportunity to harvest the moments of solitude with Jesus.

She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. ~ Luke 10:39

And when noble intentions take a back seat to a hungry heart, then our minds absorb the very words of God. We listen. We cease doing so that we have room to contain the richness of His message.

God, the great I AM, not only breaths life into our nostrils, but He chooses to speak words of life into our soul. The glorious treasure of His truth is generously and clearly dispersed to those that discard lesser things; even to the point of delegating noble activities to lower places because those activities may compromise the profound moments at the feet of the Messiah.

Outstanding causes become distractions if they detour us from the feet of Jesus. Acts of mercy and justice return empty handed if they are not launched from the embrace of Christ. Our passion to serve emerges when we have visited the humility that comes from sitting in submission, at the feet of the King.

“For you have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68)… but we are too busy for words… we are doing and serving; we are talking and training; we are helping and reaching… but all the while missing the point.

Stop doing. Stop serving. Stop racing around. Listen to His teaching.

From the vantage point of His feet, we see the world in a completely different way. We hear His words with amazing clarity.

First things first. At the feet of Jesus.

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