One thing is needful

Have you ever found yourself with so much to do, that you become stressed, irritable, aggravated, etc. You find yourself neglecting your relationship with God. Your devotions become dry and lifeless and your prayers are either few or unsaid. Your stress level increases as you find less and less time to accomplish your tasks and it seems as if everything is going wrong. You wish you could find that place of refuge with God, but you tell yourself you simply don’t have time. Such is the place Martha found herself in Luke 10:40.

She was busy working as Mary simply sat a Jesus’ feet. She asked Him to tell Mary to help with the duties of the house, but Jesus refused. He said, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

When we find ourselves stressed and overworked, we must go to God. If we don’t, we will fail. We cannot accomplish anything without Christ as He told us in John 15:5, “for without me ye can do nothing.” How can we expect to do anything when we are severed from our source of life?   We must cast all our cares upon Him. When we surrender our schedule to Him, we allow Him to work. I have seen God work in my life in amazing ways. He has changed deadlines, delayed meetings, and empowered me to work with a speed I had never known. I’m not saying that we should seek God because He does stuff for us. Our motivation should be higher than that. I’d just like to say that when we take care of the things of God, He takes care of the things of us.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33


2 thoughts on “One thing is needful

  1. We need to be intentional about our relationship with Christ. Our relationship with Him won’t grown on its own any more than any other relationship in our lives. We have to make spending time with Him a priority if we want our relationship to be a priority. The more time we spend with Him and in His Word, the more we know Him and know His will for our lives.

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