S.O.A.P. Love Day 15

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D15

Are You Too Busy for the Lord?

Scripture:

Luke 10:38-42 Good News Translation (GNT)

38 As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him in her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat down at the feet of the Lord and listened to his teaching. 40 Martha was upset over all the work she had to do, so she came and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to come and help me!” 41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha! You are worried and troubled over so many things, 42 but just one is needed. Mary has chosen the right thing, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

Observation:

Martha was so busy that the she didn’t recognize the importance of having Jesus in her home. She was so preoccupied with the tasks at home that she also wanted her sister to do the same. Mary understood that when  you are in the presence of Jesus you sit at His feet and let Him feed you. Nothing else matters when you have entered the presence of the Holy One. I can imagine that Martha meant well. She wanted to make sure the needs of Jesus was met while He was in her home just like any good host but she still missed the mark. There is a good to man that is till wrong to God. Are you too busy doing good things that you don’t have any time to spend with the Father?

 

Application:

  • When was the last time you spent quality time in His presence?
  • What things in your life have taken your time away from being in the presence of God?
  • What are you willing to give up in order to spend time in His presence?
  • How important is His presence to you?
  • Are you too busy for the Lord?

 

Prayer:

Father I admit that I have allowed myself to be distracted with the busyness of this world and my day-to-day tasks that I have not spent the time with You that I should be spending. I have neglected spending time with You and missed opportunities of basking in Your presence. Daddy, please forgive me. I need the help of the Holy Spirit to show me how to master my time by first spending time with You and getting my instructions for the day every single morning. Here I am. Speak to me Lord. Feed me Lord. Fill me Lord. Anoint me Lord. Lead me Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!

By: Elder Chantea Williams

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Chantea M. Williams is a chef, author, speaker and mentor, who loves encouraging teen mothers and women to become greater through the word of God. Through her gifts God created the Greater Working Women Ministries. They strive to encourage, empower and equip women from all walks of life to live out their God-given purpose with holy boldness. Philippians 1:6 is the vision verse for everything they do. She was recently ordained as an Elder at Greater Mt. Zion Church in Columbus, MS. Check out her newly released book series for teen moms called I Am Still Somebody™. She has also written The Greater Working Woman Devotional, Volume I & The Greater Working Woman Prayer Book, Volume I. Greater Working Women Ministries will be launching their teen mom mentoring program this Spring. This program will teach teen mothers life skills, parenting skills, how to make and complete their goals, find their passion and many more things they need to be greater women and greater mothers. Most importantly this program will help teen mothers to heal emotionally and affirming that they are Still Somebody. For more information on this program and other products or services please email info@greaterwomen.com.

2 comments

  1. Monique Duell says:

    Mary and Martha were two of the women I studied in my Queen Esther ministry. You talked about exactly what we talked about. Praise God! For many of us, we are too busy being busy! When I was growing up, my Pastor would always say,”If you’re tol busy for God, then you’re too busy!” How can we say that we love God if we don’t know Him and we don’t spend quality time with Him? In the natural, you’d get dumped. We are so distracted by unimportant or menial things that we miss God totally. He is always moving and ever-present, but if we refuse to keep His commandments, follow Him with our whole hearts and sit at His feet like Mary did, we too will miss valueable teachings and the sweet presence of the Lord. I don’t think that people realize that anything that they put before God is an idol! You are worshiping whatever it is, and God is a jealous God. He will not have no other gods before Him. All of us have been guilty of being too B.U.S.Y.(Being Under Satan’s Yolk)

  2. Ronda says:

    Truly a great subject!! I too have been like Martha, the difference though was that I was spending so much time on 3 classes along with assignments and working full time.

    God made sure that this semester was free so that I could spend time in his presence and that is what I have been doing since January. I have this poem at my desk titled “The Difference” about spending time with God but hadn’t been applying it like I should so I’m dusting it off and following its instructions. I am also making a copy to put on the mirror and my desk at home.

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