Joy For All Seasons

Devotional
God is not finished with you yet.

It is true because He is God and you are His beloved child.

When you wonder if He has forgotten you, what you are actually doing is questioning and even doubting His love for you.

Perhaps you can identify with the bossy Martha who felt the need to confront Jesus about whether or not she was on His radar screen.

“But Martha, overly occupied and too busy, was cumbered (distracted) by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to the Lord and said, “Do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the preparations alone? Tell her to help me.” (Luke 10:42)

What “big dinner” has caused you to be overly occupied, cumbered, and distracted?

Have you been cocky enough … and mistaken enough … to accuse the Lord of not caring about you and your life?

I am guilty of it every single day of my too busy life! While I am preparing “big dinner” after “big dinner,” I take out my earthly grievances on my heavenly Lord.

I often forget the joy of time spent in His presence. I have overlooked the fact that disciples must sit at the feet of the Teacher.

Mary, the devoted sister of Martha, had chosen the very best part.

“There is only one thing that is worth being concerned about, and Mary has chosen the good part (that which is to her advantage) and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)

I want to choose like Mary chose, even when I am frustrated with life.

I want to discover the importance of sitting at His feet when my world calls me to perform, to prepare, and to produce.

Only in God do we discover our identity, our meaning, our purpose, and our significance. So linger today … linger at His feet.

Spend time in His loving presence, and while you’re at it … forget telling Him what to do. He’s got it. He sees … He knows … and He cares.

When Love meets bossy … Love wins.

When Kindness meets frustrated … Kindness wins.

Jesus is waiting for you to choose what truly matters in life … time spent at His feet. It’s to your advantage!

Joyful Thought to Ponder: What does this phrase mean, “Mary chose the good part"?