Here is another random thought from the jottings in my journal, it might help as you start the week:
Simply because a question is obvious does not make it invalid. Often the most useful questions in my walk with God are the ones that I should really focus on to develop my walk with the Lord.
Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) is a well known passage.
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
In The Message it speaks of Martha being abandoned and Mary doing what is essential,
As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.”
The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”
There is an obvious question: Are you being distracted from what is necessary?
We are called to a life of devotion before sacrifice.
Do you spend so much time serving that you fail to worship, love and adore Jesus.
Do you know how to worship Jesus on your own – no music, no other people, simply you and your Bible?
In simplicity can you put aside the distractions and do what is necessary?
Can you really worship?