Mary has discovered the one thing most important by choosing to sit at my feet. She is undistracted, and I won't take this privilege from her." Luke 10:42
Being And Doing
"I would study more. I would pray more, travel less, take fewer speaking engagements...I took too many of them to too many places around the world. If I had to do it over again, I'd spend more time meditating, praying, and telling the Lord how much I love Him." Billy Graham 2011 Interview
So, if we follow Jesus, do we have to choose time with Him over serving Him?
Is there a conflict?
All we do arises out of our relationship with Jesus.
Jesus did not say, "Mary, don't work or serve; only spend your time at my feet."
Jesus was speaking to what we do flows from our relationship with Him.
If Jesus said that apart from God the Father, He could do nothing, it probably applies to us, too!
Brother Lawrence, a Carmelite friar, wrote a series of letters to friends about practicing the presence of God in his everyday life.
He did spend time in the secret place, which is the same as sitting at His feet.
Yet, when he arose to go about His day, He invited Jesus to go with him.
As followers of Jesus, He resides within us, so know that wherever we go, so does He.
Yet, we must continue to spend time in secret with Him to increase our ability to hear and see how He is directing us.
In what ways have you compartmentalized your spirituality?
How have you seen it as sometimes secular and other times sacred?
Thank You, Lord, for giving Your life for us to give Your life to us. Amen