Am I too busy to come when He calls me? Will I walk away because I am so focused on doing stuff for Him (like Martha) that I do not sit at His feet while He is near, like Mary?
He is coming soon. I sense the horses, pulling at the bit in their eagerness to get here. They’re being held in check. We’re not ready for Him yet. But the Lord wants to come.
For those who have been praying “More Lord, more of you!” He is about to come. More is on it’s way.
Are you ready?
Are you prepared to stop everything you are doing so that you can sit at His feet? Are you prepared to walk away from the ties and concerns of this life when He calls you to come? Are you prepared to sell everything you have to follow Him?
I feel the urgency. The time is soon.
I feel the excitement. He is on the way!
I feel a little scared. Will I say “Yes!” or will I not notice when He comes because I’m too busy?
I want to break this slavery to the world’s way and keep really close to Him, hidden in His heart.
The Kingdom of Heaven is like the story of the King preparing a great wedding dinner for His son. Many guests are invited but when it was ready and the messengers sent out to notify everyone it was time to come – all refused! He sent other servants to tell them, but the invited guests laughed and went on about their business and some beat the messengers up and treated them shamefully, even killing some of them.
“The guests I invited aren’t worthy – go and invite everyone else.”
All came, good and bad alike.
The Banquet Hall was full but when the King greeted His guests He noticed a man not wearing the wedding robe provided. When asked why not, he had no reply.
“Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
“Many are called but few are chosen.”
Based on Matthew 22:1-14 The Living Bible
What does that wedding robe look like? It seems important. Is it that we need to robe ourselves with God’s love and compassion for others? Is it righteousness, or trust or faith?
The wedding robe is provided by God Himself, so it is something we need to receive, accept and wear. I believe that it is simply God’s love for us.
“The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” 1 Corinthinans 1:25