Thursday, May 27, 2010

busy, busy, busy.

I read this devotion in my Jesus: Day by Day devotional by Beth Moore.
I thought it was great so I wanted to share.

"Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, 'Lord, don't You care that my sister has left me to serve alone?'"
--Luke 10:40

I have a feeling if someone had asked Martha's sister Mary at the end of the day if Christ cared about her, she would have answered affirmatively without hesitiation.  But Martha came to Christ and asked, "Don't You care?"

Christ's love for us never changes, but our sense of His loving care can change dramatically over time.  And I believe the determining factor in whether we sense His love or not is our willingness to abide in Him, to seek to practice a relationship in which we develop a keener awareness of His presence.

Sometimes we are so shocked when a seasoned servant of God confesses that he or she is struggling with belief and awareness of God's loving care.  We might think, "You of all people!  You're such a wonderful servant of God.  How can you doubt for a moment how much He cares for you?"  Could it be that somehow service has distracted them from abundant, life-giving intimacy?
Don't neglect to give Him ample opportunities to lavish you with the love He always feels for you.

"She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet  
and was listening to what He said"
--Luke 10:39

Do you struggle with this? 
Finding the time to just be abundantly loved by Jesus. 
Allowing that intimacy to infiltrate every piece of your heart? 

I encourage you to find that time.

As the weekend approaches, seek out a time to be still. 
To focus on the love that He lavishes on us.
To sit at His feet.
And worry about nothing else.


  1. Great post! Ironically, I was given the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. I started it but got so wrapped up in work and more work that I haven't finished it. That is certainly something I need to finish. Have a great day!