To Hear Him Like Mary

In Luke 10:38-42, Martha opened her home to Jesus. Her sister, Mary, sat at his feet, listening to what he said - instead of helping Martha prepare a meal. When Martha complained, Jesus simply answered her with, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Mary knew where to go to hear words of life spoken by God. Many times, our busyness keeps us away from him. Even when we get in our “servant mode”, we can still miss God.

In order to hear from God, we may have to re-arrange a few priorities. Maybe miss a couple of meals. Jesus was able to supply their meal without Martha’s help, but she couldn’t see the possibilities. All she knew was that it takes more than one woman to feed a room full of men.

Setting aside the plans and preparations may be our first step to hearing from God. When he’s ready to speak, we have to be willing to stop and listen.

Thanks, Mary, for setting a good example for us as we continue seeking God.

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