If we honestly want to concern ourselves with becoming “Women after God’s Own Heart” we need to make sure that we prioritize the one relationship in our lives that has the power to transform us. If we want to better wives, mothers, friends, home-makers etc etc etc – we need to first sit down and listen.
“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.Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.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.”But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)
If you, like me, juggle multiple balls at any given time – then you understand that this is just sometimes how women operate. We type e-mails while talking on the phone, we cook and talk with our families, we fetch-and-carry kids to wherever, we work, we mother, we nurture and we go go go.
But I have been reading extensively over the last couple of months and I realise more and more every day that Jesus is calling to us (to US busy, active women) to come sit at His feet. He is calling to us, hoping that we will respond by excitedly rushing into His presence to simply enjoy His perfect love, His perfect grace, His perfect healing. He is calling to us to just stop and become still.
The rebel in me wants to cry out in frustration and explain that I have things to do, places to go, achievements to rake up. Then it hits me; when I become still in His presence, I find my foundation, my source, my fuel for all that I have to do.
Prioritising our relationship (and time) with Jesus is the only way we could hope of becoming more and more like the woman He has called us to be. Our quiet time with Him is not wasted – rather it prevents us from wasting unnecessary time & resources on activities that are not part of His plan for our lives.
Simply put, when we sit still, talk to and consult with our Lord and drink in His goodness and restoration; we are equipping ourselves with a clear vision of His plan for us. When we submit our tasks and activities to Him, He can guide and lead our steps.
Seek Him out
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)
Whatever else might be clamouring for your attention – nothing should distract from the wonderful joy of spending time with God. He really should be your top priority, your heart’s desire.
Thank you for sharing my Cuppa today.