Time to Be With Jesus | Your Daily Devotion | May 12

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

There’s a passage I love in the Bible where two women, Mary and Martha are preparing for Jesus to arrive. However, they each handle His arrival differently. Martha was the one who was preparing the house and Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to Him.

Jesus told Martha, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.”

Martha may have been the one who was being productive…but she was missing out on her purpose.  What Martha was doing was helpful…but it wasn’t holy.

You only have one purpose and it is Jesus: To love Jesus. To be with Jesus. To show others Jesus.

Jesus doesn’t want your schedule, your hustle, or your good deeds. Jesus wants YOU. When He said “come as you are” I don’t think He meant “come with a busy life.” He didn’t say “come when you have space in your life.” He meant for you to come right now in your weariness and sit at His feet. He meant for you to be authentically you and not bring your full resume. He meant for you to come now…even in the midst of the craziness of life.

Stop focusing on all the things and focus on Him. How are you supposed to figure out your purpose if you aren’t doing life with the One who created you? How are you supposed to change the world if you aren’t first sitting at the feet of the One who saved the world?

Dear God, I want to sit at Your feet and bask in Your love today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

[Excerpted from: Jesus Never Asked You to Be Busy]

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