Give Me Jesus

Sitting down to write this blog post, I feel like I have very little to offer. It has been a week where I have just felt like I have so little to give those around me, and if I am being honest, I feel like I have even less to offer God.

Last week was a really busy week. It was a week spent preparing for International Cultures Night, which went really well. However, it was a lot of work beforehand to get ready for that night. With how much work there was to do, I found myself cutting corners with my time with God each day.

Now, I know that might not seem like a big deal. How noticeable could it be? After all, it was only a week, right? Wrong. In moments where I neglected to run to God with my worries and stress, I was proclaiming to myself and others that I have got everything in the palm of my hands and that I did not need Jesus as much as I needed to complete my work. In reality, I was trying to control and maintain things that I was never given the authority to control, instead of relying on the God who has dominion over all.

It is ironic that during a week where I needed more of God, I chose to busy myself with working in order to check things off my list. Looking at last week, I feel so much like Martha in Luke 10, worrying about things that are not mine to worry about. Jesus said to Martha,

“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42).

Martha was running around, “distracted with much serving” as Luke puts it. However, Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to his teaching, and Jesus says that Mary chose the good thing. Oh, how I need to just sit at the feet of Jesus, listening and learning from Him instead of distracting myself with good things. I wonder how often I miss out on knowing more of Jesus because I will not just stop and listen.

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Right now, I choose to know Jesus more instead of distracting myself with what needs to be done because tomorrow will worry about itself. Today, I choose to sit and rest in my Lord because He is worthy of all of my time and affection. I encourage you to find time today to simply be still and know that He is God.

-Rachel Hill, GEM Missionary

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