As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“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 10:38-42 NIV
Father Your Truth is the ultimate truth and the only truth. Let me not be concerned with my priorities and perspective alone, but rather see and put first Your priorities–and attempt to see things Your way—and to see myself as You see me.
Jesus showed through example how to serve You, and each day I strive to be more like Jesus and less like the flawed human that is moved by emotions.
Let me worry less and serve You more. Let me not be concerned with what I don’t have and overjoyed by what I do have. Even when someone I love passes away I can smile knowing that I am a better person because of my time with them, and I know that they will always be with me—more so now than they were in human form.
Thank You for the abundance of love, gifts, and blessings. My cup runneth over! I love You Father.
Jesus’s lesson to Martha was to be concerned with her task at hand and not concerned with what someone else, Mary, was doing. They were both doing their job and would both be blessed.
Even today we are more concerned with what we perceive others to have or not have, or with what they are doing or not doing. We are concerned with getting our “props”, “kudos”, and accolades, instead of just doing the job. We rush to get noticed, instead of staying focused on our path. We want credit for doing well but avoid the blame when it is due. We gossip and plot to destroy other people’s reputations, and discredit them.
Yet we say we want to be like Jesus.
Jesus never walked around seeking out credit or praise. He was sent here to do a job. He wasn’t going around saying, “hey check me out I just healed someone” or ” hey did you see the guy I raised from the dead?” He wasn’t walking around with a t-shirt that read, “son of God”. He didn’t promote himself. He was focused on promoting God’s Word and teaching others how to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and cleanse the lepers.
Jesus knew who he was as God’s son, as the wayshower for man, and as the paradigm of Christ. Do we know who we are? Are we seeing ourselves as God and Jesus see us, or are we still blinded by our human glasses? When you live right, do right, and reflect God’s loving light all of the time—you don’t worry or concern yourself with getting accolades. You also don’t waste time wondering about what others are doing or not doing, or the amount of blessings they have received.
God’s blessings to and for us are enough and they always come right on time.
Have an amazing Wednesday. Now go out and bless the world!
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