September 12, 2016

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Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:38-42 

Our days are often filled with busyness, distractions, obligations, and activities too many to number, until our hours and moments can quickly pass by and an entire day come to an end before we realize we haven’t spent time alone with the Lord. It wasn’t in our plan to let time slip away like that, but it did anyway. In all the blur of too much busyness, what are we missing when we don’t intentionally and diligently make the time to pull ourselves away from everything else to spend quality time with Him?

One-on-one personal time with the Lord is a gift that affords us the opportunity to know Him. It is the path to a relationship that can be compared to no other on this earth, because it isn’t of this earth; it is supernatural and divine. God uniquely created and designed us to have a rich and intimate relationship with Him. But we have to make it a priority in our busy lives.

My desire to spend time with Him is evidence that I am His child and that we are connected. His Spirit lives in me; and the more time I spend with my heavenly Father, the more I understand the amazing implications of that.

More than prayer and more than studying His Word, just setting aside time to be still in His presence yields a close relationship with God. All are important, but one is… more. Sit at His feet every day, pour out your heart to Him, listen as He pours back into you, and you will know Him… more.