Cluttered Minds

Saturday, July 15, 2006
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Luke 10:38-42 – As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (NIV)

When I was ready to pray during my devotion this morning, I felt God speaking to my heart and mind, urging me to clear my mind of all the clutter: things like a family emergency, or having to go to the doctor, or the cat having made havoc of some lovely flowers, or someone calling with a need, etc. He wanted me just to spend some time waiting upon Him and listening for His voice. It is in those times when we draw near to Him and our minds are clear of all the world's problems, that we get a glimpse of how glorious heaven is going to be.

In heaven, we will never be interrupted in our praising and glorifying Him who sits on the throne! (If you need a visual image of heaven, read Revelation 4.) Just think about that for a moment — to sit at His feet and worship and adore Him forever and ever!

In our fast-paced lives, most of us take time to pray and ask Him for "things", but how often do we actually take the time to wait upon Him and listen for His voice?

Prayer: Dear precious Lord, we know that You know everything about our lives, and our needs, and our wants. But we pray that You will forgive us of our busyness. Jesus, please help us to take that special time every day, special because it is our time together — time to listen, to talk, and just to have a wonderful time getting to know You better. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.

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