Be Still

Luke 11:38-42 “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the lords feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.  She came to him and asked, “Lord don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work myself? Tell her to help me!”  “Martha, Martha,”   the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed-or indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her. “

Now, if Jesus was in my home and He wanted dinner I would have been a full on Martha in this case! I would not have been calm, cool and collected like Mary.  What was the biggest difference between Mary and Martha?  One was still and one was not, one was listening while the other was distracted.  Martha was busy and worried about dinner, her house, and anything a hostess is fully conscience of while guests are present.  It was her way of serving Jesus, her hospitality was her gift, but it seems as if it was also her curse.  She was so wrapped up with the preparations and many other things she neglected her guest, instead of a hospitable environment she went to him, complaining.  She needed to quit worrying about the perfect presentation and the cherry on top.  Mary however, she was living an imperfect life so she could run to the perfect one, and when she got the chance that is exactly what she did.  She sat at his feet and listened to every word.

Psalm 46:10 ” Be still and know that I am God;…” 

So stop and smell the wild Daisies

Don’t worry about the spotless house or the perfect presentation of everything

Relax

Give the King your heart, soul and full attention

Live an imperfect life so you can run to the Perfect one

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