Here I Am Waiting
Rachel E Reader
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Lingering in God's Presence
Busy, busy, busy, many people today lead such frantic lives. You meet someone you know in the street and ask how they are and 9 times out of 10 they say, “Busy!”
We seem hell bent on running through our lives at breakneck speed going from one thing to another trying to achieve or do things, often times thinking we are doing God a big favour too!
I love the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42. Martha’s running around distracted by preparing a meal to serve up for everyone including Jesus. Mary is reclining and relaxing at the Lord’s feet, listening to Him teach and Martha is furious and starts complaining to Jesus Him that her sister Mary is not helping her.
Jesus turns to Martha and says, “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.”
Waiting in God’s presence and being still like the Psalmist says in Psalm 46:10 used to be next to impossible for me to do because I was such a driven, high achieving individual who was always trying to prove myself to the world that I was worthwhile and valuable. We all desire significance and many would like to do great things for God but unfortunately we make the mistake of putting the cart before the horse.
Learning to slow down, to linger long and wait upon the Lord in His presence is a real skill to learn and not often done in Christian circles today but it is not an option if you want the Lord to do amazing things with your life.
I discovered that It’s the daily abiding at His doors where we find intimacy with Jesus and truly get to know Him. Then out of knowing Him comes ministry and serving Him.
Rachel E Reader
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