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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

One Thing

We can learn so much from Mary and Martha.  Their story is found in Luke 10:38-42.  Jesus came to their house, and each of the women responded differently to his coming.  Martha was busy serving Him, while Mary sat at His feet and heard His word.  Martha was distracted with her serving, and therefore had no time to spend in fellowship with Jesus.  What did Jesus want when He went to their house?  I'm sure He wanted to spend time with them, and fellowship with them.  So when Martha asked that He would tell Mary to come help her, He said that one thing was needful, and Mary had chosen that good part, which would not be taken away from her.  This story goes far beyond serving in the kitchen.  It is a call for everyone of us to choose priorities in our lives that will bring us into fellowship with Jesus, and cause us to walk by revelation, rather than by the strength of our flesh.  God is found by those who diligently seek Him, and so we are each called to set aside the worries and troubles of our day, and seek first the kingdom of God.  As we put God first, we will find the peace that passees all understanding.  Our worries and troubles wiill fade away, and we will be changed.  This one thing is the key to walking with God.  Paul mentioned this one thing in Philippians, when he said he was forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forth to the things which are ahead.  He put his full passion into pressing toward the mark of God's call on his life.  David also found one thing, which was more important to him than anything else.  In Ps. 27:4 he said, "One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple."  This one thing is more important that all the other things in our lives.  Do we have this one thing in our lives today?  Time spent with the Lord is never wasted time.

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