As a Martha …

I can’t sit still
I’m always on the go
Or planning the “next thing

Anyone who knows me, knows this. Which makes my word for the year, “rest” even more difficult. So God in his wisdom is using this…

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for a second time around to help me learn what rest means or at least slow me down. What started as a 4-6 week inconvenience has turned into a 3+ month ordeal. Sadly I don’t think I am learning my lesson well as I should be.

Because…. like Martha…

Luke 10:41 
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

I keep thinking of all the things …

I “should” be doing
Want to be doing
Or that I’m behind on.

So I’m wrestling with God, with myself and the concept of rest.

to sit with God as Mary…

Luke 10:41 
but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

So does how does God take a Martha, like me, and have her become more like Mary.

The thing is, I like Martha. I like me. I don’t want to be a Mary. I’m not even sure I want to rest.

I do want to be the best me, which is the best of what Mary and Martha have to offer. So that the …

Places where I want to go
The people I want to see
And the things I want to do

are of His design and His timing. There is where my rest will be found.

Learning what it means to “rest.” On the Journey, Jackie

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2 Responses to As a Martha …

  1. Ronni says:

    Some say there are two wolves fighting inside us, you’ve probably heard the advice. I say the real struggle is between the Martha and Mary inside us…..and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ll keep reading here to see what answers you find:)

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