Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Only One Thing

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One of my favorite stories in the Bible 
Here we see Martha doing many things while
Mary, her sister, was listening to Jesus.
When Martha asks Jesus to tell Mary
to help her, Jesus replies,
“Martha, Martha, 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.”

I find it very strange that Martha is not happy
that Mary is taking care of the guest 
while she prepares what to serve Him!
Unless perhaps Jesus has been there so often,
being a good friend of Lazarus,
that she takes Him for granted!
Don't we do this too?
Jesus is always with us, He never leaves us.
Do we make sure to carve out some
special time with Him like Mary?
And not just a harried "thank you"
or "please..." during stolen moments between
all we have to do?
"There is need of only one thing...."
Jesus said.
Stormie Omartian said, "If we don't deliberately
build our lives around these "garden walks"
with the Lord, the world will
rapidly and relentlessly 
fill our hours with other commitments."

Lord, I'm sorry for treating you so casually!

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  1. This one with Mary at Jesus' feet is beautiful! What a wonderful topic for you! I am visiting from Unite this morning.

  2. Another work of art. Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us this week at WAW. Please like us on Facebook for lots of fun, prizes and inspiration.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Today I had an amazing quiet time with God...so worth it to spend time with Him!

  4. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Loved this reminder that we need worship at his feet more and worry about busyness less. came over from the Sacro Speco link up.

  5. Oh, how often I push aside the time to walk with Him in the garden. But I'm one of those people who feel more comfortable serving someone at my house than sitting with them and sharing conversation. Would love to know which of Stormie O'Martian's book that quote was in.
    Pick me, pick me:)

  6. I love your insight! I love the story of Mary and Martha, too. One of my favorites, in fact. I always think of this story and remember to be like Mary & pick the better thing!

    Gorgeous artwork, as always!

    Blessings - Julie

  7. Why is it we can come away from being Martha & can be discontent...but we never stand after those quiet, Mary moments and are disappointed, angry, or upset that we spent time with God. Those quiet moments are always much more worth it! UNITED in Him, Jen

  8. Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!


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