Hello Relentless Students! So, today is day 4 of our 30-day devotional series. Instead of posting additional devotions each day, I'm going to be posting about the reading and some thoughts/challenges for you all to think about as you do it yourself!
So, today's reading is Luke 10:38-42:
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
So, what's the point? Marth allowed herself to be so distracted in making herself and home presentable that she missed out on what Jesus had to say. She even went as far as to call her sister out for not helping with the house for their honored guest. Jesus lovingly called her out in return. He was aware of all Marth was doing, the issue was her intent was to impress whereas Mary was there to be impressed by what Jesus was teaching.
The thing is, Jesus doesn't call us to get it together and then listen to Him. He wants us to be present with Him, period. If we wait until everything is perfect, then we will be so busy cleaning up that we will miss the amazing opportunity to see God do what He does.
So, where are you at? Have you invited Him in? Are you so busy getting everything perfect for Him that you haven't sat down to listen? Are you at His feet listening to His words?
I want to challenge you all today to think through where you are right now. If you aren't where you want to be, start being intentional about getting there.
The easiest way to begin is to find a quiet time to spend with God in the word and in prayer. Quiet time doesn't have to be a long time, but it does have to be intentional. Set aside a specific time and use that time to talk with God. The Bible was written so that we have the words of God at our fingertips. So, as you spend time in prayer also spend time reading the Bible and listen for what God is telling you.
Comment below what you do to "sit at Jesus' feet" or what you going to start doing, someone may need an idea!