Luk 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Luk 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The Lord spoke to me. It was the middle of the night. I stumbled to the bathroom, or it felt like a stumble anyway. Not awake. Not asleep. Somewhere in between. But roused enough to hear the voice. THE VOICE. The words not only came once. They came again. Strong. Forceful. Enough to stay with me even the next day when I needed to obey. Sit at my feet. Again. Sit at my feet. I had no doubt the Lord had spoken. He never speaks against His own Word. His message to me was perfectly backed up by the Bible. When busy Martha whined to Jesus that her sister was not helping prepare for and serve the guests, her sister Mary was busy sitting at the feet of Jesus. Hearing His Word. Not just sitting there. Hearing Him. Not just hearing anything. Hearing His Word.
God only knows how busy I have been serving. But He also knows I have been busy spending time with Him and studying His precious Word, pouring out my heart to Him and listening for His voice, thanking Him and keeping my heart and ears open to Him. How easily I could have argued then that I’ve already sat at His feet. Yesterday.This morning. Probably soon again. But God doesn’t want me to argue; He wants me to obey. Not to put Him on hold because I have “better” and “more important” things to do. Isn’t it sad, and pitiful, and tragic how often we think of God calling us to sit at His feet to be a nuisance, a bother, an imposition, a chore, an obligation, a pain, a hardship, troublesome, an obstacle to what we would rather be doing or perhaps think we should be doing? Jesus responded to Martha’s complaint about her sister Mary not helping her with the serving as she sat at the feet of Jesus with the truth that what Mary chose to do with her time was necessary and could never be taken from her. Everything in this life that we deem to be so vitally important in our daily lives is temporary and fleeting; the Lord is forever. The Lord spoke to me. Sit at my feet. Is He speaking to you?
Are you sitting at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, with your heart and Bible open, to hear His Word? Maybe it’s time to get off your feet, so to speak, and to sit at the Lord’s to hear His Word.
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