When I was younger, I used to judge Martha in Luke 10, a bit harshly, wondering why she would the leave the feet of Jesus to go and cook. Then proceed to get irritated that Mary was not helping out.
Luke 10:38-42 ( NLT)
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Over the last couple of months, I have realized that I am not too different from Martha. Sometimes I feel so harassed by my to list, that I have to time my quiet time. I am learning that I need to plan my quiet time first and have everything and everyone else work around it. My schedule keeps changing so I have to be flexible. Of late, it has meant waking up earlier, or taking advantage of miss K’s nap times. Really, doing whatever it takes to sit at the feet of Jesus.
The story of Mary and Martha, observes Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “reminds every Martha, male and female, that we should not be so occupied with what is routine and temporal that we fail to cherish the opportunities that are unique and spiritual.” (Ensign, Nov. 1985, p. 61.)
How much of your day do you invest in the eternal?
Moving forward, I need to be a better steward of my time and spend more time with God. Invest where my treasures cannot rust or be eaten by moths.
How can you ensure that you spend more time at Jesus feet?
The prayer for the day:
Thank you for the gift of time, Help me to plan my time better. I desire to make my time with you a priority. Give me a desire for your Word; as I sit at your feet, open up my mind and heart to understand what you teach me. Show me the way that I should go that I may walk in it.I want to be a hearer and a doer of your Word. Strengthen me and grant me your grace to walk the path that you have prepared for me.
I desire more of you. I long for you. Teach me. Love me and hold me close.
In Jesus name I pray and believe,
The song of the day is:
Have a lovely weekend. Keep chasing after Him.
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