New Franklin Assembly of God

Sitting at His Feet

John 6:10,11  And Jesus said, make the men sit down… And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down.  Only those who were willing to obey Jesus’ command to sit down were able to eat of the fish and bread.  Only those who were obedient to Him would enjoy the blessings He was about to offer. 

There may have been others of the 5,000 men, besides women and children who didn’t sit down.  Who said, I would rather stand.  John makes mention there was much grass there.  It wasn’t that it would have been uncomfortable.  It certainly wouldn’t have been an inconvenience.  It comes down to simple obedience in even the smallest of things that counts; even to just sit.


 An invitation goes out, why don’t you sit down awhile and take a load off of your feet?  I don’t have time, is the reply.   I have people to see, and things to do.  Does this sound familiar?  Does it hit close to home? 

In Luke 10 we have the story of Martha who was encumbered with many things she thought she needed to do.  She was troubled about many things, and Jesus told her only one thing was needful, and her sister Mary chose that.  What had Mary chosen to do?  She sat at Jesus’ feet and heard the Word.

Can you take the time to smell the roses, drink a cup of tea, reflect on God’s Word, read a portion of scripture, listen to the voice of the birds as well as the Spirit?  Is life so busy you don’t have time for your spouse, kids, or others?    Sit down!

 Busyness is the church’s greatest enemy today.


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