Daily devotion for October 14, 2016
'Sit at the Lord's Feet'
Luke 10:38-42 NLT
As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for You, O God. I thirst for GOD, the living God. When can I come and stand before Him?
My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am COMING!”
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Lord Jesus, we come to sit at Your “feet” this moment. We come to listen to Your Words, so our distracted hearts are refocused. We are reminded—by Your Words—that You are the “one thing worth being concerned about!” Help us rediscover this right now, Jesus, as Your Words quiet our worried hearts, as Your Words cause us to refocus on what is truly important: YOU...
We realize, right now, that we are panting, longing, and thirsting—and only in intimately knowing You can we be satisfied! Only in You can our thirst be quenched! Only in You can we find the joy that will “completely bear (us) up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while (we) enjoy it, make (us) something more than 'Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble'; for it will fling about (us) the immortality of the ever living Savior, and gird (us) with the golden girdle of His eternal joy!” (Charles Spurgeon).
Come, beloved child of God: sit and rest your soul this moment. Sit at Jesus's feet, and “Take delight in the Lord” (Psalm 37:4). You rest at the feet of Him who loves You. Your knowledge of Him is your “priceless gain.” He is actively working all things for your best good. So sit a while, beloved, and 1) listen to Him, 2) learn of Him, 3) abide in Him, 4) be comforted by Him, 5) be guided by His Words, and 6) let Your love and desire for Your Savior grow...
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