When Jesus visited the sisters Mary and Martha, Mary sat at His feet while Martha got caught up in all the preparations that needed to be done.
You may have been in Martha’s position before, where life feels so overwhelming that you cannot even keep up. It seems as if the to-do list never ends! (I sure have felt that way too.)
However, at any moment, and especially in those stressful moments, it is still Jesus Who matters most.
Mary chose to sit in Jesus’ presence and to leave her troubles at His feet. All those tasks did not matter to her because she fixed her eyes on the Lord. When we take our focus away from our difficulties and gaze steadily upon our Savior, that is when we can do the impossible.
Similarly, when Peter looked to the Lord and replaced his fear with faith, he was then able to walk on water beside Jesus. (Matthew 14:22-33)
Psalm 46:10 also reminds us to “Be still and know that I am God.” According to these words, we must first be still in order to know God. That means putting aside all the tasks and distractions in our lives and simply sitting in His presence, just like Mary did.
Once we look to Jesus first, then everything else will fall into place.
Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Luke 10:41-42 says, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “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.”
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