““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.””
In this account, Mary of Bethany is commended by Jesus for choosing to sit at His feet and listen to His teaching while her sister, Martha, was preoccupied with serving. This reminds us of the importance of prioritizing our relationship with Jesus and spending time in His presence, seeking spiritual nourishment above worldly distractions.
What can you do this week to prioritize time with Jesus? Daily devotionals and prayer is a great place to start. If you’re reading this now, you are on your way!
Pray: “Jesus thank You for Your word and reminder to spend time sitting at your feet. I pray that You will reveal to me daily opportunities to spend time with You, especially when I get busy. In Jesus’ name, Amen