‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:38-42

“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:38-42‬ ‭NLT‬‬
I can SO relate to Martha! Can you? She’s hosting people at her home and she’s running around taking care of all the details so they feel welcome. She’s prepping dinner, making sure that everything will be perfect for her guests. Then there’s Mary, her sister and assumed “co-hostess”. She’s nowhere to be found during this meal prep, because she’s sitting at Jesus feet, taking in all the truth that He is speaking. Martha’s so busy that she’s not making the time to actually sit down and listen and converse with those in her home…and when one of your guests is Jesus Christ, I’d say that sitting with Him and hearing what He has to say should rank pretty high on the list of priorities.
How many times do I choose not to seize the “Mary” moments in my otherwise “Martha” world!! Martha wasn’t being criticized for being a hard worker or for being a servant. Those are valuable and necessary and GOOD qualities to have. But Martha’s serving was distracting her from seizing an opportunity to seek, listen, and learn.
Have you had those opportunities lately? Those chances to attend a church service or Bible study and the busyness of life kept you from going? Or maybe it’s your personal Bible reading and prayer time that is suffering, that is being pushed aside because of kids practices and work and housecleaning and errands and…that list can go on and on. Don’t let the necessary busy work keep you from time spent in God’s Word! Don’t let responsibilities and even church ministries keep you from actually sitting in the service and being fed!! Don’t let your serving be a distraction from seeking, listening, and learning!!!
❤ Trisha