Friday, March 30, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Ask a woman nowadays how they are and most will answer busy, busy, busy or some form of letting everyone know they are busy!  Is it not true?  Do we wear it like a badge of honor or something?

I got to thinking this morning about the story of Martha and Mary and picturing Martha running around that house preparing for Jesus to come and visit.  Imagine it for yourself you would want your house looking good after all it wasn't just anybody coming over for dinner it was Jesus!  I always feel a little bit sorry for Martha and the bum rap she gets from everybody, because out of all the women I know and it's a few - after all I minister to women.  We like to be busy and we like to make sure our houses are welcoming and nice for special guest and Jesus would definitely fit into both categories.  Martha, wanted to be sure the pillows were plumped and ready for Jesus to rest against, she wanted the food to be fabulous after all this was and is the Messiah and He had been busy healing, preaching, and taking care of everybody.  I don't think many of the women I know would have been clever enough to figure out like Mary did to take the time and sit at His feet.  

Okay, maybe 1 out of 5 would have sat down at His feet and taken it all in.  Think about it.  We wouldn't dare let someone think we were being lazy and not doing our portion of the job, we wouldn't dare let someone think they were better cooking (now I would let this one go), we wouldn't let them complain about us when they weren't looking - look at Debbie in there sitting on down on the job.  No we worry so much about what others think that we miss out on some good stuff!  Oops, sorry and listen I'm not talking to anybody more than I am myself.  We girls worry too much about what others think - it's true!  After all, most of the time they are going to think it anyway and it doesn't matter what we do!!!!

We truthfully need to realize like Martha did what was important and not worry about what others think!  We need to sit at Jesus feet and spend time with Him.  Growing, learning, and becoming the women that He intends for each of us to be.  Not the women the world wants us to be - no the women that God made us to be!  His daughters!

Listen to this quote that I thought was fabulous that goes along with this thought today ~

"Note well the words of is not, "Go, labor on," as perhaps you imagine, (but)..."Come to me and rest,: Never, never did Christ send a heavy laden one to work; never, never did He send... a weary one, a sick or sorrowing one away on any service. For such the Bible only says, "Come, come, come." J. H. Taylor

I love it!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I love the quote!