Iceburg Christianity….Part II

Well Dale that is a very good question, and I am so glad you asked.  I think that lesson can be learned from a story in Luke 10:38.

Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.
40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,
42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” 

 There is so much time we spend “doing God’s work” like Martha.  We are busy preparing for services, or prayer meetings, or bible study that we forget to sit at the feet of Jesus.  I know as a Youth Pastor I sometimes feel that I am doing all the work myself, which isn’t so because I have a great core of leaders.  But when we focus more on doing stuff for the Kingdom than sitting at the feet of Jesus and allowing is Spirit to engage us and change our lives, we are only living ice burg Christianity. 

How do you sit at his feet?  That is a more difficult question.  Some people read their Bible, some read a devo, some pray and worship, some people even go hunting.  You need to find out how your relationship with God works because it is different than mine.  I can’t tell you exactly what to do, try Lecto Divina and other contemplative worship practices, do it several times a day to stay focused on the Lord find what works for you and God.  Keep pushing, and do not get caught up just working so hard that you missed the point. 

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