Wednesday, June 02, 2010

That's What She Said

That's What She 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 all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!""
Luke 10:40(NIV)

Jesus came to visit at the home of Martha and Mary. Martha was "busy" with all the preparations, while Mary sat at Jesus feet to listen to His teaching. When Martha complained, Jesus reminded Martha she was worried and upset about all sorts of things, but not what was really important and Mary had chosen that.

Doesn't that sound like many of us? We are always busy or distracted, even better yet, many of us go to church and we are distracted by "church things", "traditions", and things we want and like, yet many times we miss those teaching moments, those times we should be worshipping, or those opportunitie grow.

We are busy making the church building look pretty, or preparing for an event, only not able to enjoy the special concert, service, or revival. We get so consumed with church politics, personal agendas, or set in our ways mentality, that we miss God trying to change us or our church to make it or us grow.

Many times in our lives we get busy with jobs, running kid around, or preparing and plans of something that we miss the simplicity of simply enjoying the moment or the people that make it possible. We need to stop running around and "making plans" and start enjoying the relationships and those around us. We need to take time to simply enjoy the presence of God in our lives and maybe in our church, if we'd actually allow Him to work and move in our church.

Jesus reminded Martha what was really important, not filling drinks, preparing the food, or cleaning the house, but sitting at the feet of Jesus appreciating His presence and listening to His life-changing words. Maybe we need to take time to do that in our lives today?

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