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by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Reading taken from Luke 10:41-42
Luke 10:41-42 (AMPC):"But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; ... Mary has chosen the good portion."
Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha for a meal. We learn that this should have been a time where Martha took advantage of the opportunity to sit at Jesus' feet and listen intently to His voice. Instead, she missed her moment of being captivated by the truth He had for her, because she was caught up being busy with things that at that precise moment, were of lesser importance. Jesus didn't rebuke her on the account of her serving, it was the fact that she didn't recognise what was most important at that moment. She neglected to understand that her best choice, right then, would be to settle down and listen. There is a time for everything, and despite our busy schedules, we must be sensitive enough to know when to stop what we are doing, and draw near to the Lord. Practice discerning when it's the right time to work, and the perfect time to listen uninterrupted, and attentively to His Voice.