Day 20 - Luke 10:38-41


Luke 10:38-41

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

What is keeping us from sitting at Jesus’ feet, from living in the presence of God? Ironically, it is usually not that we have deliberately chosen to keep him at arm’s length. It is something much more insidious and subtle...the primary indicator is worry.

We live under the illusion that worry enhances our ability to control the world. Somehow we fear that if we stop worrying about something completely, it will really go wrong. So we worry as if we are still in control of something that’s actually completely out of our hands. (GICTYT, p54-55)

What are you worrying about today that is causing you to miss out on God’s presence and what he has for you? 

Prayer Time

2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response