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Powered by 4 - July 15, 2014

  • 2014 Jul 15
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The Good Portion

today's reading.
Luke 10:38-42

the blog.
I am a "doer," a take charge, organizing, let's get things done kind of person. So when I read the account of Martha and Mary, I can identify with Martha and understand exactly where she's coming from. That used to bother me a lot. But the more I've examined and considered this passage, the more it seems that Jesus wasn't conveying to Martha that she should never be a doer, but rather that she shouldn't let her tasks, her "doing," hinder or take the place of spending time with the Lord. 

As I think back about some of my "Martha moments" a problem area for me can be serving in my church. If I'm not careful, I can get caught up in the task I'm involved in on a particular day (things like worship team, ushering, manning the coffee booth, etc.) and miss or even tune out the message being delivered from God's Word. That being the case, I'm thankful for Jesus' words to Martha and will try to keep them in mind as I serve.

So do you identify more with Martha or Mary? (Maybe a little of both depending on the situation?) What are one or two things that can get in the way of the time you spend with God and His Word?Tami

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