knows the why
behind her Martha list."
Leave it to my daughter, Robyn to say things like that. : )
Robyn is a wife and a homeschooling mom of five. This will be her 9th year of homeschooling!
Earlier this week we were sharing our to-do lists and somehow we got on the subject of Mary and Martha.
Robyn told me she was “a Mary living a Martha life.”
When I asked her what she meant, her answer inspired me to write this post…
Are you a Mary
or a Martha?
We see in the passage of Scripture that Mary was spending time with Jesus, while Martha was busy serving. Mary and Martha both loved Jesus and wanted to serve Him.
The difference was that while Martha was anxiously putting her list first--Mary was putting her relationship with her Lord first—spending time simply being His.
Before Mary began serving the Lord, she spent time worshiping Him. Jesus was the source of her love, strength and inspiration she needed to serve Him. Martha probably didn't think she had time for that.
Are you like Mary, desiring a closer walk with the Lord, but find yourself distracted while serving like Martha?
We all feel “swamped” sometimes by all the things we want to accomplish, but which of those items on our to-do lists are really God’s will for us?
knows the why
We find our why
in His Word.
Jesus is our Lord and Savior. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; John 6:68)
His Word is our source of authority and direction. (John 1:1; 6:63b, 2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 8:31b-32)
His Spirit fills us with love, strength and inspiration. (Romans 5:5b; Zechariah 4:6b; 2 Corinthians 3:17)
His grace empowers us—so we are able to serve him. (John 7:38; 15:5; Isaiah 40:31)
Do you know
If we can look at each item on our Martha list and find the why for it in God’s Word, then we know He will provide the grace it requires...
The key is
Whose we are
Whom we serve!
For more inspiration on finding your why:
Robyn wrote a guest post: