I have been away from this wonderful world of ministry for a while. And as I struggle to make my way back to this place of inspiration and yes back to God I was looking through some previous writings not published and I came across one which was published in 2008. It was a reminder to my Spirit where I need to be and what I am currently missing in my life. Sisters I have strayed from my Centered, my anchored. Glory to God He has held me close even in my mess and He has revealed Himself to me in His awesomeness as He always does. Glory to Him, God who will not let us move too far away before He calls us back. The lesson for me is we can be in the midst of minstry and kingdom work and still stray from the heart of God. The enemy is cunning and we must be cautious and ever alert know he is waiting to catch us off guard. Giving him no glory God is still the greatest lover of my soul and He is ever watcing over me, keeping me in His everlasting care. Today I share again "At His Feet" may I never leave them again.
She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said. Luke 10: 39 Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her. Luke 10: 42
Mary had something I do not she had Jesus in the flesh, He was there with her, she could reach out and touch Him. She was able to get up close and personal. She was able to hear His audible voice. She was able to look into His face, His eyes and see something real. Something she had never seen in another and she knew the most important thing for her was to set at His feet and grasp everything He had to give. She didn’t want to miss any of it, she wanted it all so she put all else behind her and put her heart, spirit and mind on Him. She may not have fully understood all she was seeking or what she would gain but she knew this man was worthy of her attention. She knew when He spoke she felt different on the inside, she felt an emptiness in her inner being begin to fill with more love, more peace, and a desire to have more of Him. She knew He would take her to a special place, a place she had never been, a place of safety. She felt deep in her heart the words of the psalmist “those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1-2) Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus feet with it, wiping His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance. John 12:3
When I set at His feet I become filled with His fragrance, clothing myself with righteousness, humility, goodness, wisdom and knowledge, and God’s truth.
When I set at His feet I am safe wrapped in the shadow of the Almighty. I have a place of refuge, for God takes me to His Secret Place where I am covered from the ways of the world and the attack of the enemy.
When I set at His feet I move to a place of preparation for my burial. I begin to bury those things not of Christ, those things which lead to sin, trespasses and iniquities.
When I set at His feet He pours expensive perfume over me. His grace, mercy, and love and I begin to work out my own salvation carefully with His guidance.
When I set at His feet He anoints me for His service.
When I set at His feet I find I do not weep alone but He cries with me, feeling all my pain.
Scripture shares with us another woman, a woman different than Mary. A woman who found herself broken in many pieces and she stood in need of more of Jesus. A woman who decided to place herself upon the Potter’s wheel; because she understood she was a woman who needed to be molded and shaped before she could become a vessel of expensive perfume.
When a certain immoral woman from the city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on His feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing His feet and putting perfume on them. Luke 7: 37-38
When I set at the feet of Jesus I receive cleansing.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I receive forgiveness from my sins. I no longer hold myself in condemnation.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I know I can pour out my all upon Him. I can give Him every situation, every circumstance, every care. I can pour and pour and all He will receive.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I learn to praise through the trails, troubles, situations and circumstances of my life. The more I pour on Him the more He pours on me until I move from praise to worship. It is at His feet I learn to lift Him up, magnify Him, and glorify Him. At His feet I learn how to love Him back. I learn to express loving adoration; He becomes the true center of my joy.
There is yet another written in scripture who leads me to the feet of Jesus. She stood in need of a physical healing, but she has taught many of us we can take all our issues to EL SHADDAI, "God All Sufficient."
And there was a woman in the crowd who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. She had spent everything she had on doctors and still could find no cure. She came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. Who touched me?" Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, "Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you." But Jesus told him, "No, someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me." When the woman realized that Jesus knew, she began to tremble and fell to her knees before him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. "Daughter," he said to her, "your faith has made you well. Go in peace." Luke 8:43-48
This woman didn’t reach for Jesus hand, she didn’t plead with Him hoping to touch His heart, she didn’t call out His name asking for mercy she went to a different place of power, she went to the hem of His garment and at His feet she found immediate healing.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find healing for my soul.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find my faith grows.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find peace for my weary soul.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find rest.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find no matter how many years I carry my stuff if I surrender it to Him once and for all He can immediately find a cure.
When I set at the feet of Jesus I find healing power.
When I set at the feet if Jesus I find restoration.
When I set at the feet of Jesus my heart come to an understanding of who Jesus really is in my life.
He calms my fears and removes my doubts. He lifts me to a place beyond my self a place of hope, a place where I know I am more than a conquer and no weapons formed against me shall prevail. A place where no matter what surrounds, no matter the trails my God is still good and still trustworthy and most of all still God. At His feet I learn over and over God meets me right where I am, no matter where that might be; hopeless, restless, lost, doubtful, confused, seeking, desiring, reaching, exploring, trusting, loving, praising, worshipping. He is there in it all, and through it all. “One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4: 6
My Lord at Your precious nail scared, blood stained feet I place my trust, my hope, my sins, my praise, my worship, myself.