Mary and Martha

Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him.  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.”

I recently had a prophetic word that addressed the Martha in me.  I am not to take on too much.  Wait on things and don’t jump at the first possibility.  When your love language is service it prompts the desire to serve God all the time because you are showing Him love.  I know how to be Mary and sit at His feet and only look at Jesus.  But it seems for a time I have let Martha take over.  I believe that God has many servants and not as many friends.   He has many “Martha’s” and not as many “Mary’s.”  He has spoken to me to, “Streamline your schedule.”  Then He said this “Mary is the bed of revelation.”

I believe there are many whom God is calling to be “Mary’s” right now.  God is desiring to give His people a fresh revelation of His love.  Out of  that love will come a fresh love for His people and the lost.  In this hour where the world’s darkness is growing, we must shine brightly with the love of God.  We must sit at the feet of Jesus, hear not only His words, but His heartbeat.   What will be the strategic plan of heaven for each of us to impact our communities, nation and world?  What is our voice to the world for Jesus?  These are not questions we have answered through Martha, but we have them answered through Mary.  As we spend time with Jesus, we will hear His voice more clearly and we will know His heart.  We will feel His heart for people.  This is imperative if we are going to change our families, our workplace and nation!