Summary: Leaving at the feet of Jesus.... He knows and is aware of what you need .... give him your best
AT THE FEET of JESUS
Have you ever met a person that just seemed to have God all over them? It seemed that they possessed a walk with the Lord that was head and shoulders above anything you have ever experienced yourself, and you wondered how they get that. Well, I know people like that! I belive the answer lies in what they have discovered. It just seems to me that some people have learned to live at the feet of Jesus as they go through life and this turns into peace, power and purpose before God.
I don't know about you but, I want that kind of life for my Wife / my Childern / my parents/ Al and myself ! How about you? I would like to be constantly filled with the Spirit of God and I would like to be found at the feet of Jesus.
The Gospels mention a woman named Mary. She was the sister of Lazarus and Martha and she in mentioned 3 times in the Gospels. Every time Mary is mentioned, she is always found at the feet of Jesus.
Her experiences there can teach us all some valuable lessons about our own walk with the Lord. This morning, I want us to take a few minutes and join Mary "At The Feet Of Jesus."
STAND / READ (Luke 38-42) / PRAY
**At His feet in sorrow**
John 11:32 , “Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Mary expressed her disappointment and lack of understanding. She said “Lord, if You had just shown up when we needed You, this wouldn’t have happened.”
If we’re honest / many of us have felt the same way:
-- “Lord, why didn’t You show up and save the day?”
-- “Why did You let my marriage fall apart?”
-- “Lord, why did you let my loved one die?”
-- "Lord, why did you let my business go under?”
Yet, by positioning herself at His feet, she expressed her continuing regard for Him as her Lord and Savior. There are times when we experience a crisis or a trial and we can look back on it later and see the reason for why it happened and what we gained from it.
But there are also trials in life that we have a hard time understanding on this side of glory:
1. “Why did my child have to die?’
2. “Why was I born with this condition or disease?”
3. “Why hasn’t the Lord healed me or taken me to Heaven?”
**Jesus shares our pain**
John 11:33–35 , “Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept.”
In John 11:32 we find that Lazarus has died and Jesus has come to pay His respects to the family. When He arrives, He meets Martha and calls for Mary to come to Him. Once again, she is found at His feet looking into His face for the help she needs. What she finds during this encounter can help us all when we face the difficultiles of life.
I find it interesting that, although Lazarus’ death had been God’s will -- and even though Jesus knew that He was getting ready to raise him from the dead… He still cried at the tomb.
I believe He was moved by the pain of those He loved.
Friends, there are times in our life when we face tragedy / loss of loved ones / disappointments / and heartaches. We pray for a situation to end one way and it becomes clear that God had something else in mind. Or someone else refuses to cooperate with God’s will and your life is affected. But don’t EVER think that God is oblivious or insensitive to our pain! I believe that we serve a God that still mourns with His children in times of pain and longs to comfort us and pull us close until the storm passes! AMEN!
"Let me just say that Every child of God needs to understand that Jesus cares about our need. He is interested in what we are experiencing, Never think for one second that God does not care about you. That is the devil's lie! Jesus is highly interested in everything about you and everything you are facing in life"
Psalm 34:18-19 , “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”