Monday, October 27, 2014

The Right Priorities - Weekly Devotion

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. For this weeks devotions I will be going over priorities. This is a topic that is often times hard for me to grasp because with homework, social life, longing for sleep, and of course blogging, it is hard for me to find time for God. It is embarrassing, but it is true.
Think about your daily schedule. What do you spend most of your time doing? Are all the things in your daily schedule bad? Probably not. But sometimes, something that might be neutral, or even pretty good, can become bad when it becomes your main priority over God. Today we are going to look at two sisters that had Jesus visit their home and each of them handled things differently.
Luke 10: 38-42
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 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!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Every time I listen to this story, I can't help but feel a little sorry for Martha who was trying to make everything perfect for Jesus as he came to their home. How are we often times, similar to Martha? Sometimes we may make less important things a priority over spending time with God. Even if it isn't something bad, it can become something you spend more time with than God. If you are like me, you have to squeeze 30 minutes of exercise into every day. It is a great stress reliever and it makes me feel good. I cant however, remember the last time I spent 30 minutes with God all alone. There is nothing wrong with working out, God wants us to take care of the body he has given us, but when I rush through my daily devotion to exercise, it becomes a problem.
Why do you think Martha did not understand Mary's choice? She lost perspective and became overwhelmed with small details. In the end, Jesus says that only one thing is needed and that would be him. He is all we need.
All in all, if you love Jesus wouldn't you talk to him, spend time with him, and talk to others about him? If your parents never talked to you, never spent time with you, and never talked to their friends and family about you, would you believe that they really love you? I challenge you all to try and spend time with Jesus daily this week and see how it changes your daily life. Make him a priority over everything else, and I will join you in this challenge.
If you have any additional thoughts or comments, leave them below or email me.
Hope you enjoyed. Talk to you soon!

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