"Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge." Proverbs 19:27
It takes effort to drop what is unnecessary everyday and take time to sit at the feet of Jesus, but when we do, we are doing the one thing that will not be taken away from us. We have to sit at his feet every day to know him and walk with him. To walk in his spirit every day we must hear his instruction.
Jesus wants our intimacy, our whole hearts. Yet, like any relationship where someone doesn't want to shout at us to get our attention, he waits for us to have the deep desire to come to him. The enemy wants us so busy and distracted our whole life that when there are opportunities to listen to Jesus, to be still for him to heal the layers of our minds and hearts, we hardly know how to do that. We don't know how to listen to him and to be guided by his voice of truth.
We've been trained and told that so many activities, so much endless and mindless and meaningless 'doing' is worth something. All these things pass away, in fact most of us don't remember all our 'doing' a year later. Taking the time to build upon the rock of Jesus and his teaching, is the thing that we will remember, that will penetrate our hearts and minds so deeply that we are changed forever by his perfect teaching.
We are taught that if we don't enroll ourselves and our children in endless sports, clubs, meetings and activities that we are missing out on the 'best development' of them and ourselves. The truth is the endless busyness and emptiness this creates truly makes us miss out. We miss out on the only one who can give us life, truth, peace and renewal. We must have adequate time to sit at our Savior's feet, to hear his teaching that brings healing to us, and leads us to the truly full, abundant life. While we try to fill with endless things of the world, afraid of 'missing out' we are truly deceiving ourselves. The enemy wants nothing more than to hold us in fear, so he convinces us that if we truly sit at Jesus' feet and stop all our activity we will miss out.
When we get to know Jesus, sit at his feet every day, walk in his ways of truth, and obey his teaching, then we cannot imagine every going back to our previous life of emptiness. The life that we falsely told ourselves was full and rich, the life the world sold to us and said would satisfy. The only lasting, satisfying, rich life is the one lived in the richness of Christ every day.
"And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice...." 1 Kings 19:11-12
"He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies."