Week of June 8, 2020
Text: Luke 10:41-42
“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.
This week we are continuing our series on Spiritual Seasons of life and discussing the busy season.
Often times we Christians can get caught up in spending all of our time doing those things that our faith commands instead of allowing ourselves to just rest in the presence of the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus.
In this scripture above we find that Jesus has been invited over to his good friend Lazarus house. Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters are present. Martha is busy preparing the meal for their special guest. But Mary, she chose to just sit at the feet of Jesus and listen as he shared his heart. Well this made Martha angry and she asked Jesus why he did not tell Mary to get up and help her prepare the meal. Jesus responds by telling Martha that Mary has chosen the “good portion” which references spending time in His presence.
See Jesus knew he would be going away soon and that the time Mary was spending with Him was far more valuable than the meal they were going to eat.
But we find ourselves being much like Martha every day. We worry and are troubled about the cares of life. We are busy serving at church, leading the Bible study, or being at the prayer breakfast. This preoccupation with the busyness of the world can sometimes replace our time just sitting in the presence of Jesus and receiving our “good portion”.
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
The truth is God would much rather us value our relationship with Him than our work at the church. Not that we should not volunteer and do things for our community, but we should not replace our time in the presence of Jesus with many tasks and works.
Relationship with you is what Gods heart desires. None of us can earn our salvation, it is the free gift that God offers us through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God.
May the God of peace guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus