Be still. Listening Prayer. Journaling. Solitude. Obedience. These are things I’ve had to continually work at because my flesh pulls me to move fast and get things done. GO GO GO!
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:41-42
When I think about obedience I am always brought back to the story of Mary and Martha, the Spirit always convicts me. How often am I Martha? GO GO GO! Get this done, go do that, prepare this meal, be the perfect hostess, and love others through doing. Well, while all of these things might be good and at time necessary, what is my motivation for doing them? To seek praise from my peers, to feel in control, to be a “servant” leader?
How often do we sit at the feet of Jesus and ask, Lord, what is it you want to say to me? How often do we make time for his Spirit to lead us?
We cannot serve on empty.
We cannot go without direction.
We cannot listen when we are distracted.
We cannot obey God without God.
“Working for Christ has today been accepted as the ultimate test of godliness…Christ has become a project to be promoted or a cause to be served instead of a Lord to be obeyed.” – A.W. Tozer