Friday, June 10, 2011
Daily Devotion, June 10, 2011 - Who ARE You?
"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 way from her."
Our culture does not place great value in "being". If you attend any function where you are meeting new people, within moments of the introduction you can veritably count on hearing the question: "So, what do you do?" At this point, you would probably describe your job, but does that define all that you do and, more importantly, who you are? Hardly!
How hectic is your schedule on a daily basis? Are you frustrated and angry when you don't accomplish everything on your list? Are you hassled and flustered in trying to juggle career and marriage with children? Do you feel worthless and dissatisfied when you are not doing something? Are you allowing what you do to define who you are? Is your life so crammed with activities that even God is crowded out?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it's time to slow down, take a deep breath, reflect, and reset your priorities. That's what Jesus was advising Martha to do. He gently reminds her that while her chores are not unimportant, they can never and will never define who she is in God's eyes. Mary, sitting at the Lord's feet, quietly being in His presence, already knows all she needs to know about whom she is, and that is more than enough for her.
Be still today, my friends, and know He is God and know who you are: His beloved child.
Psalms 102 or 107:1-32
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