“Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:41,42.
Are you busy? Are you busy in the things that you believe matter most? Martha was. And just like Martha, we become so busy in what we think are the most important things that need to be accomplished that we forget the most important thing – Jesus!
Life can be so filled with activities such as work, business appointments, personal appointments, church, the kids, my personal church project, time on the internet, etc., that in trying to get things all done our walk with the Master slowly becomes distant and erodes. We begin to feel it on the inside but just can’t seem to help ourselves stop being so busy!
What keeps us so busy in the things that don’t matter most as compared to Christ? Well, I believe, it is self. Self can be at the center of what we do and as we try to fill self, with self, it just doesn’t work. The problem is that as we continue to fill self with self the loneliness and pain does not get better. Yet we try to medicate the pain with more and more of . . . filling ourselves with self. Oh, when will this end?
Jesus shared with Martha how this viscous cycle of busyness can come to an end. Isn’t it funny, when we are full of ourselves just like Martha we are quick to point the finger that someone else is not doing what we feel they are suppose to be doing. It only reveals that we need more of Jesus! And that is the wonderful counsel that Jesus had for Martha, and has for us today.
Today, Jesus is trying to tell us to take the time today to invest in the one thing that is most needful – Him! Begin today to make Him your priority number one. As we do, the void in our hearts will disappear, and our problems will begin to have the answers that will really solve our problems.
Jesus said, “I am The Way, The Truth and The Life,” (John 14:6), “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33), and “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).
Are you busy? Are you tired? Are your wheels just spinning and spinning? Are you thirsting for something more? Is your complaining and critical spirit growing as a result?. . . Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is needful, Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her. Choose Jesus, Choose life! Begin today to prioritize your life and take the time needed to sit at the feet of Jesus and let Him finally lead the way in your experience. As you do, you will be choosing the good portion that will never fade away and that no one can take away from you for it will be so precious and dear to your heart! Begin that journey today and finally enjoy the peace that only He can give.
Until next time, God bless, and may I encourage you to keep your eyes on Him!