As we ease out of lockdown, life is about to get busy again. Many will be back at work, traffic will be heavy, and life will be full again. As well as essential busyness we want to be entertained, 500 or more TV channels, an unlimited number of sites to browse online, constant use of cell phones to keep us connected 24 hours a day.
Everywhere you look there is something to do, some kind of entertainment or communication all the time. If weâ€™re not careful, weâ€™ll fall into the same trap as Martha in the Bible of always being busy doing something. But, Jesus invites us to be still, because really only one thing is needed. To spend time with Him!
Today, Iâ€™m reminded of what our elderly use to say â€œwhat if we treated our Bibles like we do our mobile phones?â€ Can you imagine people in the lifts, lobbies and shopping malls thumbing through their Bibles all day long? Can you see people reading and studying the Word while sitting in traffic or at red lights? Not that you should do that, but the point is that we need to live our lives in balance, and make Godâ€™s Word a priority. Make sure You donâ€™t allow the distractions of life to keep You from the one thing Jesus said is needed.
â€œBut one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.â€ (Luke 10:42, NKJV
Pray With Me
Yahweh, today I set my heart and affections on You. Father, I really want to lay down the distractions in my life and put You first, because You are the one thing that is needed. Please show me how. God, help me keep my mind focused on You which is the one thing You require, so I can declare Your praises and worship You throughout the day, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.