"And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach." - Mark 3:13-14
What do you think our primary responsibility is as a child of God? Most Christians would probably say that it is to be a witness for Christ. Most preachers would probably say for them it is to preach the Word of God. However, both of these answers would be wrong. Notice what the Bible says in the above verses. Our first call and responsibility is to be with Christ, preaching is secondary. We can't be a witness or preach His Word until we have been with Him.
Just think about it, the Creator of everything, the Savior of the world, His desire is to be with us! That is such an awesome thought! Have you been with Him lately? Maybe you are facing a trial or difficult situation today and don't know what to do, just be with Him. Maybe you are in total despair and are ready to throw in the towel, just be with Him.
I can't help but wonder how different our lives would be if we would just be with Him more. Think of the impact it would have on our spiritual walk. Think of the difference that we would be able to make in the lives of others as a result of us being with Him more. Witnessing is not the most important thing that we can do, preaching is not the most important thing we can do, the most important thing is for us to be with Him.
When was the last time that you were just with Him?
Prayer For Today:
Heavenly Father, help me to remove all of the cares of this world and burdens from my heart that I might just be with You. It humbles me that Your desire is for me just to be with You. Forgive me for putting other things ahead of You and failing to just be with You. Father, I pray that You would make Your presence so real to me today as I am with You. In Jesus name, Amen!