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Some time we wish we have more than 24 hours in a day. The very moment we wake up till we hit the bed again in the night, it's just one activity to the other. Job to go to, an event to attend, a bill to pay, a deadline to meet, someone to visit, groceries to buy, calls to make, emails to read, meal to cook the list is inexhaustible. 

But the truth is, if the Lord decides to give us 30 hours in a day instead of 24 hours, it might not change a thing, our schedule will still be packed full. 

"And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her. " Luke 10:41-42

It's great to be preoccupied and busy. But we have to be mindful of the one thing the Lord Jesus said is NEEDED! 

Martha is a reflection of our lives, very busy but not mindful of the ONE THING THAT IS NEEDED! 

We have Jesus in our lives, we have the desire to honor the Lord in all we do but we are not mindful of the ONE THING THE LORD SAID IS NEEDED!

We have a desire like Martha to please the Lord and so we take it upon ourselves to do many things to please Him. But while we are preoccupied with things we want to do to impress the Lord, we forget to understand that the Lord sees just ONE THING as NEEDED!  And hopes that like Mary we will choose to do that ONE THING rather than pursue MANY THINGS THAT ARE NOT NEEDED in our efforts to honor and glorify God in our lives. 

When Jesus walked into Martha's house, she welcomed Him into her house but that was it. She got distracted with MANY THINGS. Jesus was in her house but that was it, she had other things to attend to and then probably when she is done taking care of all the many things, she will now settle down and have a quality CHAT with Jesus. But how wrong she was! How awkward to invite the King of kings into your life and then you ignore Him and make other things your priorities!

While Martha was busy with many things, Mary saw an opportunity, how can Jesus be in my house and I will want to be somewhere else or be doing something else without first spending quality time with Him? So Mary "...SAT AT JESUS FEET AND HEARD HIS WORD. " Alleluia! 

She could have heard Jesus standing behind the counter BUT NO, SHE CHOSE TO SIT RIGHT AT HIS FEET! 

She could have gone about other things, and ask someone else to tell her what Jesus said but No Sir, She SAT RIGHT THERE AT HIS FEET TO HEAR JESUS FOR HERSELF!  SAT IN GOD'S PRESENCE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME IN FELLOWSHIP! 

Beloved, take a look at your plans , ONE THING IS NEEDED. Is that one thing in your plans? 

Take a look at the list of what you want to do today, is the one thing that is NEEDED in your list? 

On daily basis are you doing THE ONE THING THAT IS NEEDED OR DOING THE MANY THINGS THAT IS NOT NEEDED?

MAY THE LORD'S ONE THING THAT IS NEEDED BE OUR ONE THING THAT IS NEEDED: FELLOWSHIP WITH THE LORD IN STUDYING THE WORD AND PRAYING. 

Mike Odeh Jan 23 '16 · Comments: 1 · Tags: fellowship, prayers