Saturday, June 20, 2015

Devotional 129 - Just Be There

"The thing we must understand is that God did not choose us to "use" us....No, the Bible makes it clear that God created us because he longs to have fellowship with us."  Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World  ... Joanna Weaver

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1Corinthians 1:9

While on vacation with my son and daughter-in-law we began to discuss what it is that people do that make us feel loved. My husband and son like encouraging words. I feel loved when my daughter vacuums or my husband washes the car. Acts of service make me feel loved.

Thus it is understandable that I believe God feels loved by me when I do acts of service. Sometimes I get myself in a frenzy of busy-ness to prove my love and devotion to God.

But my daughter-in-love quietly said I feel loved when you spend time with me. She explained that I don't even have to be talking to her, just quietly enjoying each others presence while reading or crocheting. She shares best when I am quiet. that what Mary did when she sat at the feet of Jesus and just listened in Luke, chapter 10? God has called us into fellowship with Him. He wants us to be with Him. He did not mainly choose us to use us, though in His grace He does, but to have us with Him.

Wouldn't life be a bit more simple and free if the main thing I needed to accomplish today was to let my heart be with Jesus. What joy!

O God, help us to understand what a great privilege it is to be in your presence with a God who loves us, keeps us, comforts us, guides us, fellowships with us. We have been called to have fellowship with God Almighty. I cannot totally comprehend this greatness!

Think on this today and have joy in this meditation: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!"