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MARY SAT AT JESUS’ FEET

Family and Friends,

Psalm 16:11

You will show me the Path of Life:

in Your presence is fulness of joy;

at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

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If I could  do one thing for women [men]* everywhere,

it would be to instill in them the value and absolute necessity of

time alone with God in His Word and in prayer.

This daily appointment is the most important appointment of your day.

It brings with it wisdom,

thrilling moments of revelation,

adjusted perspective,

correction,

and realization of

the holiness and tender mercies of our God.

~D. Gaines

(*brackets – mine)

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Luke 10:38-42

 Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village:

and a certain woman named Martha

received him into her house.

 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word.

 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said,

“Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?

bid her therefore that she help me.”

 And Jesus answered and said to her,

“Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things:

 But one thing is needful:

and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

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How many times have I read this portion of scripture and pondered its meaning?

Being a woman I understand Martha’s concern

for wanting to show Jesus the best hospitality  she could.

She wanted everything to be “just so,”

and the food to be as surperb as she could present.

 Yet, her sister Mary sat at Jesus feet,

just drinking in everything He had to say.

 When Martha’s exasperation met its limit, she told Jesus about it,

“Lord, tell my sister to help me!”  She may have expected Jesus to say,

 “you’re right Martha, I see all you are doing

to make me comfortable and your preparations are commendable.

 I appreciate your concern to make me feel at home.

 Mary, won’t you help your sister, she needs you.”

 What a different response came from the lips of Jesus

and one Martha may not have expected:

“Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken from her.”

 

Mary realized He had much more to offer them

than they  had to offer Him.

He had said, He came NOT to be ministered to,

but to minister to others.

 In Jesus’ heart, Mary had chosen that which was most needful,

HIS WORDS; the good part

that would not be taken away from her.

She chose HIM.

 She chose to hear what He had to say.

She chose the best and most needful element in her life;

J e s u s.

 

 Mary wanted  all Jesus had to offer her hungry heart.

 Jesus was there to  meet her every need.

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Psalm 42:1-2

As the hart panteth after the water brooks,

so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God,

for the living God.

 O God, Thou art my God;

early will I seek Thee:

my soul thirsteth for Thee,

my flesh longeth for Thee

in a dry and thirsty land,

where no water is.

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John 6: 34-35

Lord, evermore give us this bread.

 I Am the Bread of Life:

he that cometh to Me shall never hunger;

and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.

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Psalm 27:4

One thing have I desired of the Lord,

that will I seek after;

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of the Lord,

and to enquire in His temple.

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Time with Him is well spent

and never wasted.

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When we sit at Jesus feet He will teach us.

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