Mary and Martha

Many of us have probably heard the story of the sisters Mary and Martha.  Jesus goes to their house.  Mary sat and listened, delighted by Jesus’ teaching.  Martha worked hard the whole time to make sure dinner was ready.  Martha became frustrated and asked Jesus to recognize the work she was doing on her own and send Mary to help.  Jesus response was “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about.  Mary has discovered it and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)

I get easily caught up in the details.  I recognize the important thing is to learn, hear God, and obey.  However, sometimes the details get in the way.  In my quest to surrender to Him, I get caught up in the where, when, and how.  Instead, I should just rest in the peace of His plan.  God’s got the details.  I just need to respond.

This is still a fine line I am trying to figure out.  I believe God calls for an action filled faith.  So, how do I make sure my action is timed up with His plan?  Where is the middle ground between sitting and waiting for God to drop something in your lap and running to action, unsure yet if it is His plan?

I think you just have to trust that you will know through prayerful reflection. Enjoy Him and follow Him faithfully in daily life and everything else will eventually work out.

-S

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