Are you listening?
Yep, that's it. Listening.
Oh, I don't mean listening to just everything. The world endlessly dishes up a cacophony of sound every second of every hour.
We are so used to constant noise that if we have a space of true silence where the only thing that could be heard would be that still small voice of the Holy Spirit, we'd be scrambling to fill up that space with music or really just anything. Anything to keep us from hearing our own thoughts, our conscience, or even the voice of God.
The one thing that we must, above all else, find time to do is to listen to the heart of Jesus.
There once was two sisters. One was a do-er, a go-getter, the hostess with the mostest. You know, the type A personality we all want to be.
The other was more of a worshiper. She spent her time listening at the feet of her Savior. Listening - really listening -soaking in His life-giving words. She had ears to hear.
She got Him. She understood.
In a little vignette, Luke describes the scene where Sister Martha complains in her Type-A way about all that needs to be done and slacker Sister Mary? She. Is. Not. Helping.
Jesus tenderly spoke with a little humor, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and anxious about many things."
Can't you just see it? I imagine Jesus to be shaking his head slightly as he tells her this.
"But Mary has chosen the good part and it won't be taken away from her."
See, it's a choice. Choose to spend time with the Savior. Listen more than you talk. As for those riches He gives you in that quiet space? Those nuggets of truth? The revelation gems of knowledge that you just never saw before?
You'll have them forever.
I'm linking this post up at The Loft, a community of Christian bloggers. This week, the topic is listen. I've an idea there will be several posts about listening for the heart of Jesus. Because that is what this group does. Come join us!