UNFORGETTABLE/Your Purpose in Christ
SITBACK-let Jesus in
Martha gave Jesus and His Disciples an invitation to join her and her sister, Mary, for some hospitality.
Martha was a little different. A bit off the mark. Though Martha and Mary both loved Jesus, Martha was a hard worker, dedicated to her household duties, while Mary saw and did her assignment in another way. And that way was taking Jesus in completely, “Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His Teaching.” Luke 10:39.
SITBACK-it’s not about you
Martha was caught up with chores of serving rather than taking the cue Mary displayed in her actions. Martha approached Jesus complaining of working alone, and this disturbed her. As stated, it’s not about you. Remember, God uses people in different ways.
We have to understand that Jesus brings us to a place we need to be. When you carry your burden instead of giving it to our Lord, it makes it hard to worship our Lord Jesus Christ. When the importance of serving becomes the primary function, serving Jesus AT HIS FEET takes a back seat to what is truly important in our priorities.
SITBACK-get the essentials
“but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42. Take time to listen to His voice among our chores and duties. We need to be in His presence at the beginning of each day.
SITBACK-listen to Jesus
There is something important and revealing about just sitting and listening to Jesus. That importance is significant in being at His presence. It’s absurd to selfishly take time for everything else, when our first priority should be our Savior.
Get thirsty for the love of Jesus! That means slowing down and getting right with our Lord without distractions. Connect with Jesus on a daily basis. And the Holy Spirit will fill you, as stated in Psalm 1:1-3, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but His delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he mediates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”