Today I Was Martha


“Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”” Luke 10:38-42…………….

My name is Lara, as you probably know since you’re reading my writing, but today I was Martha. Just two days before I move myself and my ministry and beloved handicapped and senior dogs into New York City, stop #2 being out on the road now for the Lord and ministry, I cannot begin to describe the amount of stress, expense, challenges, and stuff I need to do to get it all done. All for Jesus, mind you. The Lord is sending me into New York City, and I’m so madly and passionately in love with the Lord I am going there for Him and to proclaim Him to the world. What happened today? I was Martha. In the story of Martha and Mary, Martha was so busy serving she neglected the most important thing of all. The Lord. Loving Him, worshiping Him, sitting at His feet and communing with Him and learning of Him and from Him and being in fellowship with Him.

I hurried my time with the Lord today and made serving Him and preparations to move into New York City a higher priority than communing with Him. Love wasn’t first today. Service was. The Lord reminded me of this at the very end of the day, when I was so tired I couldn’t do much more than slow down and listen.

Maybe someone reading this right now needs to hear this message. Maybe you. I bet Martha loved Jesus, and we should love AND serve the Lord. But Martha was so busy serving she neglected the loving and communing. Let’s remember to serve the Lord, but most importantly of all, let’s make our highest priority each day spending time at His feet being in His glorious, magnificent presence, Amen!

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