Devotion

Time for Worship

by Greg Laurie on Nov 10, 2015
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

I want to ask you to do a mental exercise that you might find very difficult. For just a moment, imagine someone you love, someone you care about. Now imagine that this will be the last day you will be with him or her. What would you like to say? What would you like your last conversation to be? My suggestion to you is say it now. Don’t wait until he or she is gone.

That is what Mary did for Jesus. That is why she lavished the costly, fragrant oil on His head. There with Lazarus, the apostles, and Jesus, it suddenly dawned on her that Jesus was about to die. What could she say to Him? What could she do for Him? She wanted to demonstrate her love in a tangible way and thank Him for all He had done.

I think we need to learn from Mary’s example and sit at the feet of Jesus. You might be thinking, That all sounds very spiritual, and I’m sure you have a lot of time to do that, being a preacher. But I have a life. I’m busy. I have all kinds of things going on. I don’t have time to sit at the feet of Jesus. Could He just text me when He wants me to know something?

It is possible to sit at the feet of Jesus. How? You make time for it. That was Mary’s secret, and it can be yours as well. Sometimes it means unplugging your computer or turning off your phone. But the Lord says, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

There is a time for work, and there is a time for worship. Mary understood that. A lot can happen when you sit at the feet of Jesus.

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