How To Spend Time At the Feet of Jesus

It was ironic. I was writing a book about spending time at the feet of Jesus and I had failed to do just that.

I couldn’t even remember the last time I spent time at the feet of Jesus when it wasn’t writing related. Sure, I picked up my Bible every day, but I didn’t do it to sit at the feet of Jesus, I did it for research.

Those are two vastly different things, and my soul knew it full well.

I was going straight into Jesus withdrawal, even though my life was centered on Christ.

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Have you ever been there?

Have you ever surrounded yourself with things of Jesus, but not taken anytime to spend with Him personally? That’s where I was finding myself… again.

How To Spend Time At the Feet of Jesus

My home is filled with crosses and Scripture art. I have a Bible verse on my compute wallpaper. My Bible sits on my desk. Yet even with all that, I hadn’t been spending time at the feet of Jesus.

I needed to slow down and start investing in my own walk with God.

So that’s what I did.

The first step I took was to start reading my daily devotions. I signed up to get them via email. And took the time each morning to read through it. Since I get my email on my phone, it was super easy to do first thing in the morning.

I also started being intentional about reading my Bible. I spent a lot of time in Isaiah over the holidays. But this month, my daily devotionals include a Bible reading plan.

Beyond that, I got a new devotional book in the mail that was written by Billy Graham. I set in on my desk to remind me to read it each morning.

Finally, I started increasing the time I spent in prayer.

I work for a prayer line and am constantly praying for other people. However, I realized the time I spent in prayer for myself and my family took a back burner. I knew if I wanted to spend time at the feet of Jesus, a big part of that was through prayer.

3 Reasons to Start Your Day At the Feet of Jesus

1.) Remember God is with You

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

Starting your day at the feet of Jesus sets the tone for your whole day. It’s a great way to remind yourself that God is with you no matter what comes your way.

2.) Reduce Anxiety

Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

Nobody likes starting their day off stressed out. By starting your day at the feet of Jesus, you can remind yourself that God is in control of everything and lay your burdens down at His feet.

3.) Become More Like Jesus

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

Ultimately, spending time with Jesus on a daily basis can help you become more like Christ. The more time you spend with Him, the more you become like Him.

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Do you ever suffer from Jesus withdrawal? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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At the Feet of Jesus

One of my favorite people in all of Scripture is Mary of Bethany. She had a heart for Jesus like none other. We first meet her in Luke 10, sitting at the feet of Jesus. Later, in John 12, Mary returns to the feet of Jesus, dousing them with expensive perfume and wiping them clean with her hair.

While Mary is my favorite person in the Bible, I started to wonder about others who spent time at the feet of Jesus. My name is Heather Hart, and I would love to invite you to sit at the feet of Jesus with me in my newest devotional book, At the Feet of Jesus.

2 Comments

  1. It is so easy to get caught up in DOING that we don’t take the time to simply enjoy God’s presence. Thanks for the reminder to make time to sit at the feet of Jesus. It’s a reminder that I needed.

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