Recently I had a lot of things on my mind (more than usual), worrying about this and that, wanting answers to all kinds of questions, pondering scriptures, beliefs, wanting wisdom, striving to be the wife God created me to be, being a kind mother, a good friend, an encouraging sister and daughter, seeking discipline advice and the thoughts went on and on. I got on my knees and asked Jesus, what do I do? I am so overwhelmed by all these cares. To which he replied, in the still small voice that I have come to know and cherish " Martha, Martha, you are worried about many things, but ONE thing is needed, SIT AT MY FEET." TRUE THAT, was the first thing I thought! He was so so so right. If you don't know the story I am referring to I will post it below so you can read the context this was originally written.
38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with [q]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-41
I found that as I was worrying about how to be the best this and that, how to serve Him best I wasn't letting Jesus do what he does best, be a SAVIOR. I was not allowing Him to save me from my cares, the expectations of myself, the attacks of the devil. As I literally sat down I asked God to wash over me with His love. I began to receive from Him, instead of give, to sit and rest in His presence, instead of serve before Him. I let Him serve me - which was NEW for me. Do you know what followed? INSTANT PEACE and an overwhelming sense of His LOVE for me. Praise the LORD! It was almost as if God was like "It is ABOUT TIME- this is what I have been wanting to do! Now here ya go daughter."
A week later I found this scripture: "19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." 1 John 3:19-20 AMEN!
So if you are feeling stressed, worried, condemned (feeling like you did something wrong), under pressure to perform, go to the heavenly Father, He is the ONLY ONE who can set your heart at rest....because he is GREATER still!
Suddenly I felt like those problems and pressures were no big deal. God has got this, God has got me! But I am starting to notice that the more I bask in His presence, receive his LOVE and GRACE the more I am strengthened to face the day and to LOVE and serve others. I would be unable to do that without first allowing Him to love me. "19 We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19
I hope to be able to take the time for Him to LET Him love me and be my savior DAILY.
GREAT SONG TO GO ALONG WITH THIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_KXsMCJgBQ ONE THING REMAINS!