Thursday, February 9, 2012

Take time to sit at the feet of Jesus

     Learning today how vital it is for me to sit at the feet of Jesus (Luke 10:38-42). My mind and heart has been consumed with certain people I have been praying for lately. Some of these people I personally know, but most are complete strangers. Some are brothers and sisters in Christ, but most have never even heard of Christ. Some are believers but have left the faith, and most don't know how to believe because no one has ever told them of the faith. Some who have twisted the inspired Word of God, and most who have never heard any words of God. Some who claim to serve the living God but don't care to do it His way, and most who don't care about the living God because no one has told them His way. Some who have faith for their salvation but not that the Lord will provide for them, and most who have neither salvation nor knowledge that there is a God who will provide for them. Some who don't believe God can work miracles, and most who need God's miracles. Some who are being deceived by Satan because he is trying to warp the work of God, and most who are being deceived by Satan because he is trying to prevent the work of God.
     Looking at these people in need and praying for these people brought me to a point this week where I was full of grief. When you so badly yearn for the salvation of lost souls and for faith to be restored in believers, but know there is nothing you can do about it that is of value to God, apart from the work of the Holy Spirit, throws you into the most earnest prayer. I have been so busy in praying for these people that I have forgotten that the most important place I need to be is sitting at the feet of Jesus learning from Him. What have I learned from Him today? That His burden is light. That He has given us every liberty to come to Him and cast our burdens on Him. That Jesus points to the Father's exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us by allowing us to sit with Jesus in the heavenly places! What a gift and honor. Feeling overwhelmed with rest right now. Hear His gentle voice telling me to take it a day at a time and not worry about tomorrow (Mt. 6:34).

     How important it is for me to daily meet Jesus in the heavenly places and simply sit at His feet. I'll gladly take advantage of our liberty! I want to learn at the feet of Him who is gentle and lowly in heart. I want to daily partake of Him as the Bread of life. He is my sustenance to get me through each day. How thankful I am that He gives us rest so we can go and continue the work He has given us to do.

Brothers and sisters, pray without ceasing.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30