3 Ways to Give Your Agenda to the Lord

We want to be like Mary, not Martha. This 1-minute devotion offers 3 ways to give up our agenda and sit at Christ's feet. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

“Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work myself? Tell her to help me!” Luke 10:40

My natural inclination is to sympathize with Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Who likes being stuck in the kitchen while your sister relaxes with guests? But Jesus rebuked Martha.

It was a sweet rebuke--The doubling of her name was a form of endearment (Luke 10:41). He wanted her company more than a fancy meal.

I hope Martha decided to serve pita sandwiches, took off her apron and plopped down next to Mary at Jesus' feet. We can do the same by:

1. Welcoming "divine interruptions" in our day. 
See Divine Interruptions.

2. Simplifying and prioritizing our schedules. Busyness is often motivated by pride and immaturity.
See Christian Time Management
 
3. Seeking first the things of God and letting Him work out the rest (Matthew 6:33).
See Give Careful Thought to Your Ways.

If God asks, will you give up your agenda today and sit on the floor?
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

If you haven’t read the story of Mary and Martha, it’s just 5 verses: Luke 10:38-42.
---------------------
If you liked this devotion sign up below for a free subscription and have a 1-minute devotion delivered to your email each weekday.

Free Subscription to 1-Minute Bible Love Notes
Why not add some more of God's Word to your schedule by having a 1-minute devotion delivered to your email each weekday. Sign up for a free subscription to Bible Love Notes and get a free e-booklet. Find out more HERE.

We want to be like Mary, not Martha. This 1-minute devotion offers 3 ways to give up our agenda and sit at Christ's feet. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible


2 comments:

  1. Me! You asked who being stuck in the kitchen doing things.actually i like being stuck doing things in the house as long as the other person doesn't scatter everywhere when i am through. But nowadays i am learning to prioritize and know when to stop with the Martha things and start behaving like Mary. Nice post....

    http;//jornalofapetitediva.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nothing wrong with enjoying work in your home...in fact, it's a good thing. But, as you pointed out, we all need to prioritize our lives to make sure we sit at Jesus' feet. : )

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...