I wish I could have heard Jesus’ tone when he spoke these words to Martha. I imagine it sounded similar to my husband's voice in the middle of our laundry room that night; like a gentle hand on top of her shoulder, turning her away from her worries and towards peace.
“Martha, Martha.” The Lord Answered, “ You are worried and upset about many things, but few are needed– or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
He loved Martha just as much as Mary and He didn’t blame her for trying to be a good hostess. However, He used Mary as an example to show her how her priorities may have been out of order. Serving Jesus is important, but our service should be the fruit that comes from being with Him, not the root. Being with Jesus is where our roots begin. Resting in Him and His promises should always be where we start. Like Jesus said to Martha, His promises, love, and His words to us will never be taken away (Life Application Study Bible, Luke 10:38-42 notes).
God doesn’t lose track of things like we humans do. God’s plan has never changed. From the beginning and still in this moment, God’s plan has and is to be with us. It is set in stone. His love is the gift that can never be taken away.
Matthew 6:21 tells us “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”What is your treasure right now and where does it mean your heart is? If I replace the word ‘treasure’ in this verse with ‘wedding ring’ it says my heart is lost.
God is the treasure, and He wants your heart to be with Him.
Today, take a seat at the table and be with Him. Talk to Him about everything on your mind; listen to the words He pours over you. Sit with Him in silence and just be with Him.
P.S. I still haven't found my wedding ring, but I have been given a much more superior truth instead.
Memory verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
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