Keep your focus on Jesus
November 2, 2009
…in your presence there is fullness of joy…
Most adults are pretty accomplished when it comes to staying busy. But we need to guard ourselves against getting so busy that we miss out on what's really important.
In Luke chapter 10, you and I are introduced to a woman who got so busy "doing" that she missed "being" in the presence of Jesus. And he was right there in her home!
On this day, Martha had invited Jesus to come to her home for fellowship. And she began busying herself with preparations for their time together. But somewhere along the way, the focus of her attention became more about the preparations and less about Jesus.
Making matters worse, while she slaved away, her sister Mary sat at Jesus feet listening intently to his every word. Martha even asked Jesus to tell Mary to leave him and to help her!
But instead, Jesus lovingly told her that while she had grown increasingly anxious, Mary had chosen well in spending time with him.
You see, activities done in the name of the Lord can never replace time spent in adoration of him. Work cannot satisfy the place intended for worship. There is nothing more important to a Christ-follower than time spent in his presence!
Don't ask Jesus into your heart only to ignore him. Come and sit at his feet. In his presence is fullness of joy!
ACTIVITIES DONE IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
CAN NEVER REPLACE TIME SPENT IN ADORATION OF HIM.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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