Luke 10:38-42 New International Version (NIV): 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 few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Making time in my daily schedule for Jesus has always been difficult for me. I’ve usually spent 10 minutes in the morning – reading the Bible or a devotional book and saying a quick prayer.
Checking it off my to-do list.
But then after reading about Martha and Mary something dawned on me. My time with Jesus should be my MOST important thing. I’ve known it, of course. But it never sank in before.
Time with Jesus is more important than TV. More important than Facebook. More important than work. More important than spending time with my husband. More important than spending time with my kids.
My days have always been busy – getting kids ready for school, working 8-10 hours, helping kids with homework, trying to get in a little downtime . . . and I’m sure all women experience the same thing. There isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done.
But here is the thing. I need to make my time with Jesus my most important thing. Seriously. More important than eating. More important than exercise. More important than housework.
Which means something has to give. I need to accept I won’t get it all done.
I have to choose to let some things go.
There is freedom in discovering that we need less clutter in our lives. And more time with Jesus.
I challenge you to decide to let something go. And choose time with Jesus instead. Carve out at least 20 minutes a day. The more the better.
It will be life changing. I promise.
Joshua 24:15 – New International Version (NIV): But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.
But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.