Director of Spiritual Life Danielle Rinnier focused her Summer Chapel talk this week on building a personal relationship with God, using the story of Martha and Mary as an example.
She explained that Martha and Mary demonstrate two important elements of discipleship: service to Jesus and stillness before Him.
‘God is most concerned with our hearts, with our ability to submit to Him and to follow Him,’ Rinnier explained. ‘I think a reason that we don’t like being still [before God] is because being still before God is admitting that there is a defectiveness in all of us. When I sit before God, I’m admitting I need God to speak into my life. I need God to give me a new perspective.
It’s hard for us to admit that we have that kind of need.’
In order to serve Jesus well, we must be committed to reflecting and evaluating our own relationship with the Lord rather than looking to others and critiquing their pursuit of Jesus.
Listen to Danielle’s full message in this video:
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