Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Are You Mary or Martha?

So over the last few weeks I have really been struggling with many things.

Today, Thanksgiving Eve, I concluded my first Thanksgiving basket season. What an amazing experience it has been. Prior to leaving we prayed for the community, Christian Services, and each other.

God spoke to me in the midst of this time and reminded me of the story of Martha and Mary. During this holiday season who do you most look like? Are we busy running and doing like Martha or are we sit at Jesus feet listening to every word?

Read Luke 11:38-42

38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

I would challenge you to be more like Mary tomorrow and not be "distracted by the big dinner". Let tomorrow not be about what society tells you it is about and let it be a time to rejoice and thankful for our Heavenly Father.

YouVersion just announced starting today they will have a 30 day reading plan called "Rediscovering Christmas". Why not start this holiday season diving into the word.

Jamie and I will be running a 5K down in Detroit and enjoying time with an awesome couple tomorrow. I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving!

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