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Read Luke 9:1 through 10:42
Dealing with the details of an event can be so overwhelming that the person in charge may find it impossible to enjoy what’s going on. They may even complain to the Lord that others are not doing their part.
“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” (Luke 10:41–42).
Martha, stressed over the preparations for dinner, came to Jesus with a complaint. Her sister, Mary, was not helping, and Martha wanted Jesus to intervene. But His response was a gentle rebuke to Martha. While Martha worried over the details of dinner, Mary chose to honor Jesus with her undivided attention. While Martha’s work was good, Mary’s worship was better.
When Christians give Jesus their undivided attention, He gives purpose to their work. Busyness takes on significance and honors God when it is approached from an attitude of worship.
Challenge for Today: Cultivate a life of worship.
Quicklook: Luke 10:38–42
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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