First Things First

18 Dec

God’s Word: Luke 10:38-42

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

What you may think is most important—isn’t necessarily so. Mother reading I created each person with unique desires and abilities.  What one is driven to do another may completely overlook.  In this passage you learn of two women, each with a different agenda.  Martha was “the hostess with the mostess.”  She welcomed Jesus into their home and made him feel quite at home.  However, her sister Mary sat before Jesus, hanging on His every word.  Helping Martha in the kitchen was the last thing on her mind.  Martha, frustrated over all she had to do and Mary ignoring her need for assistance, complained to Jesus.

Jesus response is a good reminder to everyone to keep your life in the proper focus.  Don’t focus so intently on the good that you ignore the very best.  Martha was so concerned over everything being just perfect for this special guest that she abandoned the guest.  And Mary was so concerned over the special guest that she completely abandoned the kitchen.  The focus should always be your guest!  And keep in mind that Jesus is the unseen guest at every meal, the silent listener to every conversation, the traveling companion wherever you may choose to go.

The spiritual, not the physical, is what really matters. Because you are physical beings there are certain physical matters you must deal with daily.  Be careful that you don’t let the physical totally crowd out the spiritual. It is happening in epidemic proportions today.  This “Martha syndrome” is receiving so much attention today by “pintrest” and by the modern-day “Martha Stewart.”  People are becoming obsessed with elegant preparations for events with little or no concern for the spiritual.  Instead, learn how to use the physical to minister to the spiritual needs of yourself and others.  Put first things first!

God’s Question: What is receiving the bulk of your attention today?

God’s Promise:  Don’t stress—just rest—I can handle this.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for this way we can use the physical to bless the spiritual.

I am Sorry I have way to often focused on the wrong thing.

Thank You for reminding me of what really matters.

Please help me put first things first—meaning YOU—in my life.

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