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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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