Mary was a prostitute and at the feet of Jesus is where she got saved. She went to Jesus broken and left Him whole. She came to Jesus distressed and left in peace. She came to Jesus a sinner and left forgiven.
When Jesus came to Martha’s home, Martha was jittery but Mary sat down attentively before Jesus. Mary knew what it was like to be at the feet of Jesus. She chose the one most important thing by choosing to sit at His feet. The feet of Jesus was so important to her because she knew what happened the last time she was there: she got saved, set free and had peace. Mary absorbed every revelation Jesus shared. Revelation is waiting at His feet.
What do you think of this statement?
(“Man, I don't know what God is doing but it's something big!" Why do people who say they follow God or love God for years and years never know what God is doing? Now, I'm not saying you're going to always know what God is doing, no one does. However, if you never know what God is doing, and you claim to know God, there is a disconnect. You may not know how God is going to something, but you need to know what God is doing at some point in your life. People don't know what God is doing because they don't talk to him, or they’re not listening.)
We don’t serve a God who just leaves us to figure things out on our own. (Psalm 37:23- The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.) (Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.) God’s plans for you are good but in order to know them you must spend time with Him.
After spending all night praying Jesus knew who his 12 disciples were. He had a bunch of followers but it was time spent in the secret place that He knew exactly who the 12 would be.
One person who waited in God’s presence and got answers concerning their future was Moses. He’d climb Mount Sinai to speak to God and get direction on how to lead the Israelites. If he could climb a mountain to get into the presence of God what excuse do we have? (Hebrews 10:19- And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and He welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and with no hesitation.)(Ephesians 3:12- in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him [that is, our faith gives us sufficient courage to freely and openly approach God through Christ].) We have access through Jesus Christ to go directly to the throne room but how often do we use that access?
Take time to get in His presence.
Sing your way into His presence.
Praise your way into His presence
Thank your way into His presence.
It’s a privilege to have immediate access to God.
Beautiful things happen at the feet of Jesus. Ask yourself: Am I allowing distractions to pull me away from the feet of Jesus or am I sitting attentively absorbing every revelation He’s sharing with me? Am I using the access Jesus gave me to go directly to the throne room or do I occasionally use my rights as a child of God?