• “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 06/09/11

“Well, at my house growing up, everybody was always busy doing something. So sitting down to read was considered . . . lazy. Now that I’m grown up, when I read the Bible, I just feel guilty, like I should be doing something.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Working hard to serve the Lord and others is a good thing, but we can do our work more effectively once we’ve spent time with Christ. In Luke 10 we see that Mary made a conscious choice. Her sister, Martha, was busy in the kitchen, but Mary decided to cultivate her relationship with Jesus. And in response Jesus said, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

We can make the same choice as Mary by spending time in prayer and the Word—even when there are other good things demanding our attention. It’s a choice to put Him first, above all other tasks. Have you made that choice today?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. — 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)

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