In the story of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), Martha is so busy preparing a meal for Jesus that she doesn’t have time to visit with Him!
“Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made” (Luke 10:40).
I sometimes fall into this “Martha trap,” allowing the daily responsibilities of life to get the best of me. Even when I’m writing a devotion for Bible Love Notes, I can focus on writing something interesting and concise instead of carefully listening to what God is saying in the Bible passage. And when I go back to edit it, I realize that Martha wrote the devotion instead of Mary.
To reinforce the truths in this devotion, I encourage you to read Patio Time with God and Press On to a Healthy Routine with the Lord.