I Just Want to Be With You

IMG_4540BY: Marissa Valenzuela

EMAIL ADDRESS: mvalenzuela@mail.lipscomb.edu

BIBLE TEXT: “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. … Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:39, 40, 42)

PERSONAL REFLECTION: Martha was so distracted by her to-do list that she missed out on sitting at the feet of Jesus. Mary, however, chose what was better. Her “list” was non-existent when compared to sitting and listening and spending time at the feet of her Maker.

PERSONAL APPLICATION: I’ll admit that some days I don’t want to play hide-and-seek, I don’t want to play tag, I don’t want to put together a puzzle, nor do I want to pretend I’m a zombie killer. But, because my nephew asked me to, I do it anyway. However, I’m usually thinking about the rest of the stuff I have to check off my to-do list, which means I’m not fully focused on my nephew. But there’s just something about whenever he asks me to lay with him for a few minutes before he goes to bed or when he says, “I just want to be with you.” Those few minutes of just me and him… I wouldn’t trade them for anything! We talk about school, what games we want to play tomorrow, and even about Veggie Tales! My only question, though, is: When Jesus says He just wants to be with me, do I give Him the same full attention?

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I pray that my alone time with you would not be focused on worldly things. Instead, I pray that I would drop everything I’m doing just to sit at your feet and bask in the love that you show me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Marissa Valenzuela is in constant pursuit of a God who will never fail and who has a bigger plan than anything she could ever imagine.

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