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Come to Him with submission

James 4:7, 8  Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus feet and heard His word. 

Mary, who was the sister of Martha, shows us the posture and the attitude to listen to the words of our Lord. She sat at His feet and heard His word. Submission is a necessity when we are trying to listen to God’s voice. Many of us always have a busy schedule and there is no time to meditate on the word. Some use books like ‘our daily bread’ for 2 minutes and then pray for 2 min’s then go to work. If we have this kind of lifestyle, we should not complain that God is not talking to me or I am not able to hear His voice. First, we have to submit ourselves before God in our heart, mind, spirit and in our attitude. Without this, we may not hear His voice and His direction. When we control our whole body using the ‘self control’, which is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, then our feelings, wants and needs will be under submission before God. We will find time to get up soon from the bed and allocate time for meditating the word of God and to hear what He has to say to us in our prayer time. We have to sit at His feet everyday to listen to Him. His words will strengthen us, guide us and comfort us. When we have this kind of submission and time with the Lord, then we will know His voice at anytime, and anywhere. We will be ready to listen even when we are working or in a midst of some other chores.  Come near to Him in submission; submit your time, entertainment, sleep, weakness or anything that hinders you from not able to sit at the Lord’s feet and hear Him.