Love speaks in the silence of your heart.
(Listen to my song “Listen to Your Heart” by clicking HERE)
The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”
Martha was upset that she was waiting on all the guests while her sister Mary was sitting beside Jesus listening to his teachings.
Why was she not helping?
Doing the work to make sure the guests are taken care of is a good thing…but what Jesus was getting at was Martha’s motivation.
Why was she “anxious and worried about many things”?
What was Martha’s motivation for her serving?
Was she serving from her sense of being an instrument of God’s love…or serving her ego’s need for recognition? Was she carrying out the call in her heart with joy or was she judging others with a critical eye?
Jesus seems to recognize that Mary was carrying out the call in her heart…which was to listen to him.
There is a time for action but there is also a time for listening…especially when the speaker is Jesus.
At that time…women would not have been welcome to sit at the feet of a teacher like Jesus. That place would have been reserved for men only. But Mary followed the calling in her heart…and Jesus was quite comfortable with it.
Serving is commendable and necessary…but it is critical that we spend time listening to the Inner Voice for direction so we know how to serve.
What is God saying in your heart?
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Remember…God loves you!