weekly blog -
We all have things to do each and everyday. When I was younger I played a lot of sport, got involved in many extra curricular activities,
did A LOT of chores and went out with my friends quite often..probably even everyday!
From the time we wake up, to the time we go to bed, we have 24 hours to get everything we feel we need to do, done.
Do you ever feel like you’re going to forget to do something you’re supposed to do or be somewhere that you’re supposed to be?
Do you ever get tired?
All of these things are good things.
We have to go ti school, do homework, eat, and shower (hopefully..) right?
It's also a great thing to be able to play sports, play an instrument, spend quality time with friends and family; doing what you love most.
These are all good things, but sometimes we get so busy with good things that we miss out on some greater, important things..
and god said..
Let's read the story of the lovely two sisters,
Mary and Martha.
While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house. Martha had a sister named Mary, who was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. But Martha was busy with all the work to be done. She went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work?
Tell her to help me.”
Jesus was very close to Mary, Martha, and their brother Lazarus. Jesus loved them enough to decide to come to their home and spend time with them.
Can you imagine if Jesus was coming over to your house?
Probably so, and this is exactly what Martha was doing. She wanted everything to be just right for such a special guest.
Meanwhile, her sister Mary is not doing anything to help her!
She’s just sitting by Jesus’ feet and listening to Him talk and teach.
You can imagine how this made Martha feel. She was ANGRY!
She was so mad, that she even reported her to Jesus.
“Make her help me!”
Now, listen to how Jesus responds to Martha..
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the better thing, and it will never be taken away from her.”
Jesus understood why Martha was so upset. He understood why she was working so hard to make everything right.
But Jesus wanted Martha to see that there was something more important. She was doing good things, but she had missed our on the most important thing, which is spending time with Jesus.
Just like Martha, we can get so busy with other things that we miss out on our time with God.
Spending time with God is a choice. Just like we put all our other activities on the calendar, we need to set a time to meet with God.
Whether it is in the morning or evening, in the car or in our room, with our parents or by ourselves, let's all find time to spend with God and grow our relationship with Him.
Thank you Lord for waking the nations up each and everyday.
Bring us all to life, allowing us to remember that you are on top of everything we do.
Help us encourage ourselves and our peers to be consistent with you; and holy spirit guide us throughout this new week.