Time to sit at Jesus feet
Luke 10:39-42 (AMPC)
‘And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching. But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]! But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.’
Martha is so consumed with doing and serving she gets distracted from what God really wants from her.
Perhaps these acts of service are her love language? Even if this is the case, it is quite clear that she is not operating from a willing heart which is revealed by her bitterness toward Mary.
Can you relate to this? Have you been so caught up in your acts of service that you don’t put aside the time to listen to the Lord’s revitalising teaching for your life?
Instead of choosing the good portion, you find yourself going round and round the same mountain of religious obligation resulting in exhaustion and burnout.
Or maybe you are like Mary, who enjoys getting filled up and empowered by simply spending time at the feet of her Messiah?
Others may be jealous of you because you have discovered how to bask in His presence and be filled with power. You drink of Him continually, and then, when it is time to serve, you do it WITH Him.
Whether we are like Mary or Martha, Jesus points out that which is of the most importance and to our advantage.
If only we could learn the secret of sitting at Jesus’ feet and drinking from His life giving water. The result of this practice is supernatural effectiveness and efficiency which brings joy and fulfilment that Jesus says will never be taken from us!