"Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
An unfortunate truth is that we can be spending so much time doing things FOR God that we can miss spending time WITH God. It’s not that God doesn’t want us to be industrious. He desires that we work with our hands. He wants us to work for our living and not to be dependent upon others to sustain life, but we can be so preoccupied with doing things that we miss the joy of experiencing alone time with our Creator. We live in a world of constant activity. We’ve mistakenly bought into the lie that if we stay busy enough God will be pleased with our relentless activity. After reading this text in Luke 10, Jesus told Martha that Mary had chosen to take part in what was “good”. Life is busy, to be sure. But, don’t allow the busyness of the day steal time away from communing with the Lord. Just a few minutes each day getting to know Christ better can make each day better all the way around!
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you! Kevin
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.