Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sororal (Luke 10.38-42)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “sororal.”  We are only about a week in to the New Year and if you are like me, life is probably already getting a little bit hectic.  Or, for some of you it never really stopped.  Sometimes it just feels like the old year rolls right into the next.  That's why I love today's passage.  We see that Mary and Martha both had good intentions and their decisions to respond to the Savior.

As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.” The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” ~Luk 10:38-42

My question is: what are the items on your agenda for this year?  Sometimes we get so busy doing stuff that we forget to slow down and remember the reasons behind doing them.  My prayer this morning is that you begin to understand a real sense of Jesus’ calling in your life.  What are the parts of your agenda that are important to both you and him?  If you don't really know the answer to this, I would challenge you to ask someone close to you… a person who knows you best.  Just as in this sororal exchange between Mary and Martha, we can sometimes see the value and knowing God's will for our intentions and life.  Give God your best this year.

Praying for you,


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