Enable me, Lord, to shift . . . from busyness
. . . to the good part, which shall not be taken away. . .
…but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
(Luke 10:42 NASB)
We read of Mary and Martha in the scriptures. The sisters demonstrated opposite tasks. We compare. Raise one up and beat the other down. Two women, one kitchen, one in charge, I would bow out too if Martha was on edge. I have been there, a Martha that is, and I didn’t even like my own company.
Martha was stressed and preparing the meal for Jesus. Mary chose to stop, drop, and sit at the feet of Jesus, but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Mary listened, received, and chose the good part.
Today women scurry here and there as well. It’s adrenaline addiction. A counterfeit way of life, covers the holes in the soul creating a deeper vacuum that eventually will need to be filled. Will you stop long enough, and allow Him to fill you?
I did, and allowed Him access to me. I dove into the Word, tutored, trained, and tested. I grew-up and stood up on the pages of scripture. Most women definitely would not have signed up for my life experiences.
This passage of scripture tugs on my heart lovingly. You see my own father said to me, No one can take your education away from you. Of course, he meant my formal education. Yet if he were alive today and knew the rest of my story he would sigh with sadness at his prophetic words and might add, or your life experiences, and then he would learn and understand why Mary’s posture won me over, but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Will you join Mary and me?
- Are you a Martha or a Mary?
- Have you chosen the good part?
- What one step can you do to make a shift to sit, read the Word, and listen to Jesus?
Hop on over to be coached to discover YOU!