I struggled to open my eyes today, the result of staying up too late I'm sure. I found it hard to start the first 10 minutes of my day with God without putting the coffee on first.
My schedule is still overwhelming me, the piles around the house have shrunk, but are not gone. It is a new day with new things to conquer.
It is 9 a.m. and I’m starting my 10 minutes with God….
I picked up “The One Year Bible” thinking I might start reading the Bible through in a year….August 5th, the book of Ezra…hmmm….I’m not sure that is where I want to start.
Instead, I take a look at two very different women, Mary and Martha.
I had a friend tell me that I already know how to be Martha; hospitable and busy, but it was Mary who was at the feet of Jesus listening to His every word.
"Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, 'Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.' And Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.'" Luke 10:38-42
I have spent my life as Martha. I'm always busy. Busyness was the original prompt for this major change in my life. It is why I left the 9 to 5. I wanted to pursue the things that matter, peace, joy, satisfaction. So, how is it that in just three short weeks I find myself busier, more stressed, mind bogglingly overwhelmed and full of anxiety? How do I fix it? How do I make this change once and for all?
Jesus says, "Martha, Martha, (Katie, Katie), you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed,".
PRAYER Jesus, I lay it all at your feet. I'm trusting you for what's next, because I do not know how to do this. Help me align my priorities. Amen