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Mary and Martha moments

The biblical story of Mary and Martha is one of the „well known“stories … we find it in Luke 10,38-42

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “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.”

I tend to be more like Mary. When I have guests I make sure everyone is happy; each guest has everything they need and no one is experiencing any kind of lack. I am pretty sure I missed quite a few good fellowship opportunities. Recently this became very obvious. We sat at the table at home and a worship CD that I like a lot was playing in the background. A song started where I felt God’s presence strongly. I quickly wanted to clean the table. My husband then said, “We can do that later, let’s just soak up this moment of Gods presence.”

I experienced these few moments intensely. Gods presence surrounded me like a comfy blanket. This experience was a real eye opener for me. Often times it’s those little moments – in the midst of our daily lives – where God wants to draw our attention to Him. In that moment I asked myself the question, “How often have I missed a special God encounter because I have been ‘too busy’ with the daily things?”

I wanted to encourage and challenge you to not miss those little moments, listen more carefully when the Holy Spirit tries to get your attention.

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Entering into HIS rest

I am a „Doer“. I find it hard to sit down and do nothing. I always find something that still needs to be done. I do know times of rest, breaks, where I can rest from my work, of course – but those times sometimes feel like a waste of time to me.

Four weeks ago I started my maternity leave from work, which is 6 weeks prior to birth in Germany. Sometimes I was wondering what I would do with all that time. Of course there were things to do around the house – things I wanted to get sorted and stuff I wanted to clean. But the point came when all of my scheduled projects where done. Getting stuff done was getting more and more difficult with my belly growing. One day I sat on the couch and felt so very lazy and then God’s spirit spoke to me, using the words from Hebrews 4:10-11:

“Anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest…”
He showed me clearly that I can enjoy this time of rest as something very special. Yes, it’s kind of like “the stillness before the storm”. However, I get to learn a whole new kind of “rest in HIS presence” during this special time. I greatly enjoy those moments with Him, recognize Him more clearly. This encourages me a lot to soak up new strength from these times of rest; knowing where the fountain is. Just as it is written in John 7:38:

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

I get to drink from the eternal fountain and get refreshed. I want to speak that over your life, too. Let Jesus refresh you. You also will find places or times in your daily life where you can simply rest at His heart, where you can relax and be filled with the refreshing, living water that’s flowing from Him.