There are a lot of activities we engage on, thinking it’s for the Lord and miss the personal fellowship with Him. Martha was running around preparing a big dinner for Jesus and missed an opportunity just to be close to him.
Luke 10:41-42 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Many saw Jesus Christ in person, the disciples walked with him yet never knew who he was but Peter had a revelation of who Jesus was. Salvation is by grace, revelation of Christ unto us is by grace. Matthew 16:17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.
Matthew 5:17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. Before Christ was born, the law of Moses and the priest was a way of righteousness, after his birth, we are required to believe in him. Galatians 3:19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.
>God and his Word are One
>Jesus is the Word
>God had put His Word in our hearts
>The Holy Spirit is in us
When we pray, we expect Jesus to come and attend the situation now. We keep repeating our request because we don’t have faith. Jesus only ask that we trust and believe that He will never forsake us. He is there in our storm and in our sickness. If Jesus ran to attend to Lazarus when Mary and Martha called, the healing miracle would not have been bigger that the miracle of resurrection. John 11:1-6 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days.
Learn to Trust God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Romans 8:7-8 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
Matthew 4:8-9 Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”
The moment you move closer to God, Satan will begin to create another entertaining world contrary to what you want to pursue. He will come with things that your flesh yearn for. A life of christianity means there are things that make sense to the world that you must move away from. Genesis 3:6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.