As Jesus and His disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” LUKE 10:38-42
All too often as women, we try to do it all! We want to be superwoman at home, work, church, to our kids, super daughter, and even super Christian. At the end of the day we are constantly striving to reach some unimaginable goal, when all God truly desires is for us to simply sit at His feet and find acceptance in Him alone.
I counsel a lot of different women, and I find that they are simply giving everything they have, without feeling much in return. The truth is that a life of servant hood is not often one in which we are repaid for all that we do. That is why it is crucial if we are to fulfill the purpose God has for us, then we must spend time with Him daily. This is done through prayer, reading the word, spending time around other godly women who build us up, making sure we have some accountability when our lives seem to get a little out of balance, and most of all spend time with Jesus. This world pushes us to be Martha’s who are always busy preparing for something! This can leave us feeling frustrated, resentful, angry, and worse, unfulfilled!
It is out of an overflow of God’s spirit that we are able to be a conduit of God’s unconditional love, his mercy, his kindness, his forgiveness, and His grace. Just like Jesus told Martha, “Mary has chosen what it is better, because she has chosen to sit at the feet of Jesus, listening to what I say. ” He is saying the same thing to us. He is the one who wants to guide our every step, meet our every need, and fulfill our innermost being leaving us more than capable of doing everything we need to do in any given day!
Prayer for you today:
Heavenly Father, I lift up every woman reading this today. I pray Father God that you would be the one who is the source of their every need. I pray Father God that your holy spirit fills them to overflow with the power of your love, the grace of your forgiveness, the tenderness of your mercy, and the joy of your spirit. I pray Father that they would take time today to sit at your feet, and simply listen to what it is that you have to say. We love your Lord, and its in your son’s name we pray, Amen.
–Alexa Follas, Christian Counselor, Living Well Christian Counseling