By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“‘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.’” Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
What do you spend most of your days doing? Breathing, hopefully. Probably sleeping and working next, presumably not at the same time. Think about how your day is divided up and how much time is spent on individual activities. You might be surprised that little things add up. As we learn from Martha, resting our priorities on busyness, puts our priorities in front of God’s. We must learn to set aside the things that we think are important and make sure we are focusing on Him.
Martha almost missed the opportunity to rest and learn at Jesus’ feet because she was too concerned over preparing food for the people. The last time Jesus had problems feeding a crowd, He miraculously provided a feast from a small lunch of loaves and fish. When we focus on our importance, even if we believe we are doing something right, we can miss the whole point.
Today take the time to ask God if you are following His ways in your day-to-day. Are you focused on the big picture, or spending too much time on busyness or folly?
Prayer: God help me listen to your will and follow your ways. Keep me from getting distracted in my own purposes. Lead me in the ways that you will. Amen.