Getting Priorities Straight

In this day and age, one can always feel he or she has too much to do.  When we are not busy, there are times we are thinking about what all we have to do.  During these times, it can be easy to forget about prayer time and communing with God.  But in Luke 10:40-42, this is addressed as it states “But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone?  Then tell her to help me.’  But the Lord answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.'”

When this happens to me, I just stop and remember priorities and begin by reaching out to God and when I do, everything just falls into place; often effortlessly.

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The Practicality of Prayer

Recently my husband and I were sitting down with our calendar and schedules.  There seemed to be overlapping of dates.  There would be meetings and obligations I would need to cancel or reschedule and I began to feel stressed.  After deciding to pray about the situation for some directions and clarity, almost immediately, the story of Mary and Martha came to thought.

Luke 10: 40-42 reads “But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.’  But the Lord answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things: but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.'”

This was my answer!  I needed to quieten my thought and listen.  Also, so many things I had planned were not even that important.  I love when God answers my prayer like that.

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