distracted with serving…

my goodness– i think my blog may need to be referred to as “monthly” reflections. this months has been extremely busy. Between finding out most of my friends are expecting “congrats gals!”, celebrating me and hubby’s anniversary, getting taxes done, and whatever else this month, I am definitely in need of a siesta and it’s finally here… yea!

It’s amazing how life can so swiftly pass by and it’s easy to get caught in the net and whirlwind of it. But it’s important to slow down and reflect–especially when there are important choices to make on a daily basis. I am reminded about the story of Mary and Martha– in fact I have been reflecting on that story almost all week. Mary chose a more excellent way–to sit at the feet of her Master–to listen intently. Martha was distracted with serving to hear her beloved calling. You ever get like that? So busy with serving that serving becomes the focus instead of Jesus?

It’s a beautiful story–and i am amazed even more how God knew that for the rest of history until He returns that women across the world would be reflecting upon this story too. The impact of that alone is so sovereign. I guess it’s good to say–there will always be a tomorrow–and there will always be opportunities to serve–but to not become distracted by serving others–then the serving is vain.

Luke 10:38-42
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.40 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.”

41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” NKJV

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