Daily Reflections

A Daily Choice

January 2, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“One thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.” —Luke 10:42

Every day I must make a conscious, deliberate, daily choice to sit at Jesus’ feet. In my first waking moments I must choose more than anything else—more than sleep or productivity or busyness—to listen to His Word, to receive His love, to let Him change me, and to pour out my heart’s devotion to Him.

When I get into His presence, the whole world looks different. When I draw close to His heart, I find mercy when I know I deserve judgment; I find forgiveness for all my petty selfish ways; I find grace for all my inadequacies; I find peace for my troubled heart; I find perspective for my distorted views. In Him, I find an eye in the midst of the storm. Oh, the storm around me may not immediately subside, but the storm within me is made calm.

Not until we make pursuing Jesus our highest priority will we begin to fulfill the purpose for which He created us. Nothing is more important.


A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy with God through a Daily Devotional Life ©2000 Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

How can you choose today to make your relationship with Jesus your highest priority?