Is Today A Mary or Martha Day?

This morning I woke with millions of plans and things racing through my mind that needed to get done. Let’s face it – us women always seem to think that there are millions of things that need doing every single day. Catching up with laundry, getting meals prepared, house cleaning, groceries and the list goes on – and if you have children the list may seem like it never ends. For me this morning there was many of those things on the list above plus others – one which included going for my run up at the track here in Moose Jaw.

As I finally got the courage and strength to pull myself out of bed to go and tackle this task, I was greatly disappointed to hear the gentle pitter-patter of rain on the rooftop. There goes my plan and agenda for the day… With coffee mug in hand and smoothie in the other I realized my day agenda needed some tweaking. As I sat pondering how to re-tweak my day, I pulled out my laptop and turned on one of Russell Kelfer’s lessons called, “Let God Be God.”  As I listened, I was reminded once again of how so many times we allow pride and things of this world blur our vision of the one and only true God – Jesus Christ.

Many times I get focused on the wrong things of this world instead of allowing God to be God within my life. I allow schedules and agendas take over instead of spending quality time with God and allowing him to shape my heart and mind for the day. As I glanced outside again at the pittering rain, a smile softly began to appear on my face as I thanked God for the rain and for the gentle pitter-pattering sound that penetrated through my window. Instead of it being annoyance to my day – it became sound of music.  God was watering the crops for the farmers and I began to pray that God may also use today to be a day of watering for my own soul.  Instead of being a Martha today and attempting to conquer the world of schedules, agendas and tasks, today began as a Mary day, sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Have you become weary and tiresome of the daily tasks, agendas and schedules within your life? Tired of feeling like a Martha, who tries to accomplish all that she can in one day?

Lay aside some time today to sit at the feet of Jesus and dive into His Word. Allow Him to refresh your weary soul and shape your heart and mind for the day ahead. If one task on your schedule doesn’t get completed today take no worry- for better to have not completed that one task- then not getting to spend some time with Jesus today.

Psalm 147
1 Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The Lord sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.

rebekahRebekah is an LPN, photographer, writer and the wife of Jeremy Siggelkow. Her inner most desire is that the words written on her blog, be words that reach out to other people and to let them know that there is hope, there is grace, there is love, there is forgiveness –all which can only be found in Jesus Christ.

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Jeremy Siggelkow is a Husband, Trainer, Writer, Bible-teacher, Speaker and a sinner saved by God's grace who studies theology at Foundations Baptist College. He is passionate about health, fitness, art, architecture, history, music and is passionate about helping people develop better life-rhythms and create better life-stories through behavioural change and the hope and power of the gospel.

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