May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, LORD
my Rock and my Redeemer.
We live in a world of distraction. There always seems to be something more attractive on the other side of the life many of us live. I believe that the principality's of darkness anticipate that the human brain can easily be swayed from the most important things in life to things that have no real value, yet seem to succeed in wearing us out emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. Day after day we continue to follow the same mindset, the same routine, while our Heavenly Father waits patiently for us to spend time with Him.
“These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.” Isaiah 29:13
How do you become more compassionate towards others and fall completely in love with Him?
The more time you spend with the person of the Holy Spirit, the more you get to know Him.
The more you know Him, the more you love Him. It's not about you and how much you love Him.
It's about Him, it's all about Him and how much you realize His love for you. It is in that place where you become saturated with love for Him. It's about posturing your heart before Him in the quiet place of rest with Him. Not being distracted by the things of this world but sitting at His feet. Worship doesn't always have to be in the song. Worship is having a heart of peace amid the storm. Worship is sitting at His feet when others are rushing about. Worshiping Him is loving Him and accepting His love for you.
“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their journey, they came to a village where a woman welcomed Jesus into her home. Her name was Martha, and she had a sister named Mary. Mary sat down attentively before the Master, absorbing every revelation He shared. But Martha became exasperated with finishing the numerous household chores in preparation for her guest, so she interrupted Jesus and said, “Lord, don’t you think it’s unfair that my sister left me to do all the work by myself? You should tell her to get up and help me.” The Lord answered her, “Martha, my beloved Martha. Why are you upset and troubled, pulled away by all these many distractions? Mary has discovered the one thing most important by choosing to sit at my feet. She is undistracted and I won’t take this privilege from her.” Luke 10:38-42 (TPT)
The more time you spend with Him, with the posture of your heart in the place of worship, the more you will become like Him. You will no longer see men as trees walking, but you will see them as Christ see's them with compassion and love.
When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, begging him to touch him and heal him. So Jesus led him, as his sighted guide, outside the village. He placed His saliva on the man’s eyes and covered them with His hands. Then He asked him, "Now do you see anything?" "Yes," he said. "My sight is coming back! I'm beginning to see people, but they look like trees walking ." Jesus put his hands over the man's eyes a second time and made him lookup. The man opened his eyes wide and he could see everything perfectly. His eyesight was completely restored!
Mark 8:22-25 (TPT)
It is not about the quantity of time you spend with Him but rather the quality of time spent with Him, and the posture of our heart in that place.
Some do not know the voice of God because they have never taken the time to listen. Will you allow yourself to be still, quiet your mind from the distractions all around you, and know that He is God? Will you allow yourself to be saturated in His love for you so that you can fall completely in love with Him?
“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.” Matthew 11:28-30 (TPT)