At the Feet of Jesus – Beloved Women – August 18, 2020
READ: “But the Lord answered her, 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.” (Luke 10:41-42 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: Women are known to be master multitaskers. We are constantly juggling the demands of family, work, friends, church and our community. The one thing we all seem to have trouble doing is finding time to rest.
Jesus went to visit two sisters, Martha and Mary. While Martha was busy running around and serving her house guests, Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. Martha was so upset that she asked Jesus to step in to tell Mary to help her. Jesus’ response is interesting in that He tells Martha that she is “anxious and troubled about many things.” Jesus does not focus on the physical tasks that Martha is doing; He focused on her mind. Many times, our busyness directly correlates with our anxiety and worry. We worry about what people think about us, so we run around trying to please others. We are anxious about appearances, so we try to fix and clean up everything. Like Mary, we need to choose the one thing that is necessary - to sit at the feet of Jesus.
PRAY: Father, teach me how to simply be still. Teach me how to rest and to spend time in Your presence. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: What are you worried and anxious about and how does that lead you to do more busy work?
CONNECT: Find more encouragement from Dr. S. A. Foster at www.honorabledistinction.com.
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