February 28, 2012


 "Draw me near your presence, oh Lord."  How sweet it is to spend time at the feet of Jesus.  I could just imagine how Mary was drawn at His feet, listening to His stories and insights.  What a privilege that was for Mary who preferred to sit at the floor rather than be like Martha, who had the gift of service and hospitality.  Martha was so busy playing the perfect hostess to Jesus and always on her toes to make him comfortable and fed.  But you, very well know, that although it was never a bad thing to be hospitable to your guest, He was pleased with the child-like, awe-inspired attitude of Mary.  Times to draw near to Jesus, being at His precious feet, was something all of us hunger for.  However, those times, are often-times, given up for other mundane things.

The word of Jesus:

But the Lord answered her “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her”.’
(Read Luke 10:38-42)

I am so thankful to Jesus this morning, for giving me time to draw near Him, down at His feet.  I sat quietly before His awesome presence, just silent and listening.  He made me sing the beautiful songs "Draw Me Near,"  and "I just want to be Where You Are."  What a wonderful time I had and what a gracious privilege to come near Him.  When you feel His righteous hand laid upon your head, you will know that nothing could ever separate us from His love, no nothing....... and His peace, which knows no bounds, will cause you to "be still."

Psalm 46:10 (KJV)

" Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
"There are times to speak up and take action--but sometimes it's important to just humbly sit back and silently reflect on God's presence. This psalm encourages us to take time to meditate quietly in the assurance that God is in control. "

 Times of Refreshing in the presence of Jesus.  Help me, Oh my Lord, to thirst for those times. Amen!


Lenny LeBlanc Greg Gulley

Down at Your feet, Oh Lord
Is the most high place
In Your presence, Lord
I seek Your face, I seek your face


There is no higher calling no greater honor
Than to bow and kneel before Your throne
I'm amazed at Your glory, embraced by Your mercy
Oh Lord, I live to worship You

Down at Your feet, Oh Lord
Is the most high place
In Your presence, Lord
We seek Your face, we seek your face



Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
~ Kahill Gibran

(borrowed from Diane's collection@http://warmtheheart.blogspot.com/p/worth-repeating-to-yourself.html)


  • What did Jesus mean by saying "which will not be taken away" from Mary?  Did He mean the wisdom we can gather when we stop to listen to His words, and in so doing would make us grow stronger in our faith and knowledge of who God is in our life?
  • Did Martha miss a lot of learning opportunities down at Jesus' feet while she was busy doing household chores?
  •  Was the bond that grew between Jesus the teacher and Mary the student more important to Jesus than being fussed over by Martha?