Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Good Portion
I am sure I am not the only one who struggles with all the demands life has upon me - family, friends, work, church, studying, youth work, Bible studies, fellowship meetings, housework, correspondence, hobbies, exercise...! With all these pressures on my time and energy, it is so easy to let some of my good intentions slide.
However, the story of Mary and Martha reminds us to focus first on the most important thing - our relationship with the Lord. In spite of and because of all our responsibilities, we must take the time at the beginning of each and every day to sit at the Lord's feet and listen to his teaching. Only then can we enter another day with the right perspective and the right grounding.
Take time this morning to worship at the Lord's feet. Hear his teaching through his Word and offer your sacrifice of prayer for all those anxieties and troubles you bear.
But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."