The story of Mary and Martha found in Luke 10:38-42 gives us a glimpse of how important our time with Jesus is to Him.
38. As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. 39. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. 40. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.” 41. The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. 42. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it – it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”
Basically Jesus is saying, when you choose to spend quality time with Him, you have chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from you!
My prayer for you during these early days of the New Year is that you will experience some “quiet” time with the Lord—time during our 21-day fast to pray, reflect, sit at the feet of Jesus, and thank Him for His faithfulness.
Much of our stress comes from trying to make things happen before God’s timing. Instead of jumping to conclusions or jumping too far ahead of God before He says it is time, we should slow down, let Him set our pace, and enjoy this Journey through the year 2012!