This has been my meditation this week…..Finding that Quiet Place….
Our church has started a Bible reading plan together. On some days I have tried to rush through it, without finding my quiet place of listening before the Lord. All to say I did it!! Even while reading, I constantly have to reposition my mind back to His thought and reading…instead of going to this other thing that needs to get done. At this phase of life, I have many responsibilities and things going on. I have never been busier in my life, not even in college. But the grace and peace of God has backed it up thus far and I love what I do!
Last week I think I almost had a panic attack because Volunteer firefighting is beginning! yay! I am excited, but at first it was quite overwhelming. With CNA and Personal Trainer work with several clients and my church/social life, I was wondering if I could do all this and still be a firefighter a few days a month. Perhaps I would have to switch jobs….I was thinking. But no matter how many times life changes…more work …clients change….change still gets me rattled. You’d think after all this time, I’d learn that the Lord has it under control and He knows how much I can handle by His grace. But even still, “Lord how do I have time with You?” is my hearts cry. Is it possible and still be so busy?? Enter in to that quiet place. Find time. Be disciplined. Cry out to Him for it! Quality not quantity.
Back in the day, I had A LOT of time to spend with the Lord. It was marvelous! Life in Colorado, I don’t have this time. So I am still learning this new thing of how to be disciplined with what I have.
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
It was not Martha’s serving that was the problem. She did not know how to enter into that quiet place. Time with Jesus, while He was present was most needful at that moment in time.
We all need time to meditate and reflect…to sit before Him and Hear what He is saying to us. This is what is needful. Much serving without hearing is vanity. It is His Word that changes us, not our serving, not our doing.
However, it doesn’t mean we stop doing. But only that we continually come and sit at His feet with prayer and meditation.