My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart fromyour eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
At times, life can seem so overwhelming! Maybe your thinking as you read this; that’s how I feel about my life right now. You may feel like you just don’t have the time to accomplish everything you need to and you’re being pulled from every direction. Your job may be demanding more of you than ever before, your kids need you, the cat had kittens, the oil needs changed in the car, you were asked to teach Sunday School for the next month and the list goes on and on.
So much to do, so little time! Let’s face it, even with all the great technology we have at our finger tips, we live in a very demanding world that can pull at us from every direction.
Thinking about the pressures of life reminds me of two sisters in the Bible that Jesus came to visit. One sister, Martha was on the go, cleaning, cooking, preparing and serving. She wasn’t just doing a little serving that day, the Bible says she was doing; much serving. Running here and there, doing this and that, she was on the move!
Then all of the sudden Martha notices that her sister, Mary was nowhere to be found. When Martha looks for her sister, she finds her sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening along with others in the household.
Martha immediately starts to complain to Jesus about her sister’s lack of caring to help. But Martha found herself shocked by Jesus’ response. 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 10:41-42.
Martha was not doing anything wrong; she was just allowing the things of life to distract her from the most important thing, taking time to sit still long enough for Jesus to speak into her life.
If we aren’t careful we can fall into the same trap Martha did, doing this or going there and not sitting still long enough for Jesus to speak to us about our day or our life’s journey.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matt 6:33 I like to say, “The concerns of life will fall into place.”
Declaration to Life
With so many demands pulling on me, one thing is needed. I choose to spend time with Jesus and His Word!
Written By: Jensen Ministries Larry & Chaunda Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org