Mary and Martha// One thinks she has to have everything perfect for her King. The other one knows that there is absolutely no way she will ever get everything perfect and so she just sits there, mesmerized by the most beautiful sight she has ever seen, her Savior, her Maker, the Lover of her soul. She has already forgotten about all the imperfections in her home.
Jesus says she has CHOSEN what is better. How I praise God that it is better to sit and adore him than to run around like a crazy woman making everything perfect. – excerpt from Refocused Bible Study, page 135
Although I’ve been focused on what’s to come, my heart has been overwhelmed with God’s goodness as I have heard from some of you about the way He has spoken to you through his Word as we have walked through #Refocused together. I am seriously blown away at the fact that I had so many sisters to re-fix our eyes on Jesus together for the new year.
This week’s projects will be year long tasks for me. I have many things I want to do in my home that I feel like I never get around to! Who’s with me on that? However, I knew that we had to, I mean had to study this passage to end our week on home and as a farewell passage to this whole bible study.
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 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!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I have studied this verse many times. Because I am a Mary. Yes, I have found that sitting still and worshipping Jesus is my ONE THING. But what I have had to learn through the years is how to stay in a position of worship and fellowship of my sweet Jesus in my heart and mind as my hands and feet work hard in my home and in every good work he sets before me.
Jesus knew all that frettin’ Martha was doing was not necessary. Can you hear him gently, lovingly confront her:
“All those are details Martha! I’m what’s important, and you are loosing sight of it!”
How often I do get sidetracked, worried over all the little details that will not matter for eternity as I push my Savior aside and try to do it all. Be it all. Have it all perfect.
Especially during this season where I have starting writing daily. Everyday I must refocus on Him and make sure I know He is my ONE THING.
What easily sidetracks you from Jesus being your ONE THING?
I pray that we will all remember his sweet, FREEDOM FILLING reply to Martha:
“Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be take from her.” Luke 10:42
Mary is awestruck at Jesus’ feet. This is it girls. The only thing that is necessary. The better portion. Don’t miss it. Don’t miss his mesmerizing LOVE!
I have a little parting download to help you continue to put into place the principles we have learned in #Refocused.
#Refocused Prayer Journal & Goals Template
Parting with a prayer:
As we come before Our ONE THING,
I pray over all your daughters who have participated in #Refocused during the month of January. We close our books asking you to help us walk with you daily to put these truths into practice, to help us refocus our eyes daily on YOU, everyday in 2017and everyday until we see your eyes in clear sight.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus we pray,