Choosing what is better

“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 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!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.””

Luke 10:39–42.

Even though we will all rush back to work today, let us endeavor to make some time to relax in His healing presence.

As we spend time with Him, our thoughts will likely jump ahead to our plans for the year and it’s ensuing problems.

But let us pray that God will grant us the strength to bring our mind back to Him for refreshment and renewal.

Let us not skimp on your time with Him and let us try to resist the clamor of tasks waiting to be done. Instead let us choose what is better, and what is due us will not be taken away from us.

It is my prayer that the light of His presence will soak into us as we focus your thoughts on Him so that He may equip us to face whatever this new year brings. Amen!

4 thoughts on “Choosing what is better

  1. I am glad to have come into contact with you and to be impacted by your ministry. I am particularly grateful that your messages have been a source of encouragement for me in my work as a teacher. I have a past student in university now who once reminded me that I had not forwarded your daily devotional message to him for that day. It dawned on me that I had easily underrated the impact the Word has on the 80+ friends that I forward to daily. There is surely a yearning for your ministry and I am glad to continue to be a conduit. Sometimes, students confide in teachers about their personal challenges and when what my professional training has taught me fails, I have relied on your daily encouragements to help them. A very good student of mine had done rather horribly at the mock examination on account of a conflict at home. She could no longer focus and her essays had become incoherent. I agonised as she wept bitterly and I felt rather helpless. She did not want even the school counsellors to know about this. I only encouraged her with the little I new about the Word of God. But your daily messages were extremely helpful. I say to the glory of God, that contrary to her state of helplessness she did extremely well and she testifies that this is the doing of our God. As we enter the new year, it is my prayer that our God will continue to fill you with his Spirit and wisdom to continue to impact lives positively. May His favour abound bountifully on you and cause you to fulfil the purpose for which He called you. God richly bless you and have a happy and prosperous new year.

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    • Wow! Thank you for this amazing testimony of what God can do.

      The funny thing is these messages started as something I was doing to try to bring 1 friend of mine to Christ. And now you alone send it it to 80 people!!!!!

      That is the power of God!!!

      I’m so grateful to you that you would let me know. Some mornings I’m tired and don’t feel like sending it but when I get messages like this…it becomes the alarm that wakes me up.

      May God richly richly bless you. I’m so glad we met. God bless

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    • Wow! Thank you for this amazing testimony of what God can do.

      The funny thing is these messages started as something I was doing to try to bring 1 friend of mine to Christ. And now you alone send it it to 80 people??!!?

      That is the power of God!!!

      I’m so grateful to you that you would let me know. Some mornings I’m tired and don’t feel like sending it but when I get messages like this…it becomes the alarm that wakes me up.

      May God richly richly bless you. I’m so glad we met. God bless

      Like

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