Meeting Jesus

Honduras_2010-Monday_Work_007In a hurry to meet us, Honduran, Stephanie grabbed one wrong flip-flop.

I know that because the next day, she had on one of the same ones, and it’s mate.

This brought a question to my heart.  Are we in that big of a rush to meet with Jesus?  So hurried that we scramble each morning, hoping not to miss an opportunity to show Him how much we love Him?

Probably not—for most of us.  I know I like things orderly.  Timely.  Even though I have found I work best under pressure—I like to take my time, plan things out—cross all the “t’s” and dot all the “i’s”.  Sometimes I even get distracted on my way to meet with Him in my morning devotion.  I spy some laundry in front of the machine, decide now is a good time to put on a load to wash—you know—while I read and pray.

Then, my feet feel the grainy remnants of yesterday on the floor.  I grab the broom. 

And as I step on the sidetracks of the morning, I remind myself of my purpose.

Spend time with Jesus.  Meet with Him.  Go to Him.  First.  While the day is yet fresh—without the beads of perspiration.

One of many things I have taken away from our Mission Trip to Honduras is the way the children ran to meet us every single morning.  Who knows how long they waited at the top of the hill.  My roommate, Marcella, and I rose very early every morning in anticipation of what the day would bring.  Knowing we needed to tuck into our hearts every single fragment of the day—tie it securely and never forget what God has done—where He brought us from—and where the journey would lead us all—as we take His hand and grip it fiercely. 

All the way home.

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out, and made His way to a deserted place.  And He was praying there.”  Mark 1:35 NIV

We don’t have much more of the journey ahead.  Meet with Jesus in the quiet place.  The early place.  Give Him your day—before it takes over your mind….let Him have it all.

There have been many times—my quiet time was when the house was still again—after the ravages of the day had taken it’s toll.  That was when He refreshed my soul, refueled my mind—and it was needed.  So necessary.

Whatever your time—whatever works best for you and Jesus—meet with Him.

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About Angie Knight

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5 responses to “Meeting Jesus

  • Karen

    “We don’t have much more of the journey ahead.”…oh, so true…there is only right now…

    Love your heart, Angie….

  • Peggy

    Ohhh Angie… this one was written just for me!!! I had to laugh… I just did the same thing the other day with two different chanclas (flip flop)… and I can't even remember why the hurry and I do rush like that to meet with Jesus? or to bring someone to Jesus because you might miss the chance.

    But distractions do easily sneak in on me just like you wrote.

    Yet yesterday, He taught me this exact lesson on how I ned to come to Him first! I'm a little worn on today because of the flooding rains early this morning coming in my house… and yet I cried out on those here with less house than I, in their shacks with mud floors as I mopped tiled ones. No TV or internet has a way of letting you know God expects by now that you GO to Him first, running!

    Thanks for sharing the realities of 3rd world countries & children hunger for Him!(and you & the team)
    Shouldn't we who have so much more run to Him, hungering for more and grab His hand to lead us?

    Think I need to run to Him and spend more time! Thanks Angie!
    Muchas gracias y bendiciones!

    Adios…(by the way it means goodbye but actually “a Dios “
    means to God…and that is what we wish each one as we depart…that they GO to God, with God, and He is with them)! Vaya con Dios… Go with God.
    (((abrazos)))
    Peggy

  • Gaylene

    I, too, too often get distracted on my way to meet with Jesus. I want things just so, when all He wants is me, as I am.

    Thank you for the reminder to meet with Him as I am and to meet with Him first before everything with my day begins.

  • THE OLD GEEZER

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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