I've read several books lately that were extolling the marvelous, virtuous qualities of having a 'Mary Spirit." Basically, having a Mary spirit is possessing the unction or even the ability to sit quietly and intently at the precious Feet of Jesus.
And not even to just sit at His Feet, but in essence to recline there and savor the stillness that ensues when the almighty presence of our Savior is felt.
I so desire to have that Mary spirit. To be able to stop all the busyness that my Martha tendencies dictate and focus solely and wholeheartedly on Jesus. To just stop and not be so concerned about dishes and dust. But to allow myself the unabashed freedom of being totally zeroed in on the Lord and completely open to hearing His voice.
I need to learn how to put the world on hold. To realize that those daily things that so readily preoccupy me can be postponed when the Lord beckons me to just sit.
At His Feet.
My spirit is desperate for Jesus. It cries out in deep need of some one-on-one time with my Lord. There exists such a deep longing in my soul for intimate fellowship with God. There is nothing that I enjoy or crave more than to be in His presence. Snuggled in His arms. Wrapped tightly in His embrace. Allowing the Holy Spirit to flow in and through me and minister deeply.
Inhaling His wonder. Breathing in the sweet fragrance of His Love.
Letting it just wash over me and saturate me to the fullest. Seeking a closeness to Christ that is unrivaled by all else.
Desiring a life that reflects His image and demands my all.
Being a more diligent doer of the Word instead of the world.
Not focusing on my inadequacies and imperfections, but on the power that the Word of God has to gloriously transform me into wholeness and the likeness of Christ.
Running to the Mercy Seat.
Falling at His Feet.
Emptied of self.
Ready to be filled.
Heart wide open.
Seeking only Him and His presence.
Ready to hear Him speak. Feeling His tender grace and His lavish love.
Reclining at the feet of Jesus.
For however long it takes to make me look like Him.