38 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. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 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.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
When our schedule is overly busy I often become distracted by all the details of life. As a result, I fail to take time to be with the Lord. A few weekends ago, after traveling home from several days away I returned to my secret place with my bible, journal, pen and devotional. After I sat down and took a deep breath I muttered “hey, God….” in which He replied, “you’ve been worshipping me every day, but its been a while since you sat with Me.” My soul agreed. I deeply missed His presence.
So often, “worship” becomes another thing I do. In my daily effort to serve God, I forget that sitting at the Lord’s feet, listening to what He wants to teach me is the greatest act of worship. Like Mary, once I realize there is only one thing to be concerned about, I can just sit at my Saviors feet, and nothing- nothing else matters than being in His presence. In those moments, I am able to completely submit my soul (mind, will & emotions) to the Father, which is the heart of a true worshipper.
As I sat this morning at the Lords feet, I prepared nothing. I didn’t work. I didn’t worry. I wasn’t upset over all the details of the day. I just sat literally and spiritually in His presence. And as He spoke, my spirit confirmed His truth. My mind knew that He is God. My will obeyed His voice. And my emotions gave release to the longing in my heart- to be greatly loved.
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.