But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41, 42
Many things fill the hours of our day. From the moment we wake, our brain starts making lists. We lay in bed at night, continuing our list-making for tomorrow. The faster we can move and the better we can multi-task = the more we can accomplish = the more productive/profitable our life. Right?
Time at the feet of Jesus is an action item in our schedule. It must fit within the confines of a specified time slot…because many things are waiting to be done. Many things vie for our attention. Many things need our attention, our care, and many good things rob us of physical rest and spiritual peace.
Does your daily time with your Heavenly Bridegroom reveal a travel mug or teacup relationship? Are your conversations with Jesus efficient—like calling a friend when you’re on the road (coffee in one hand, phone in the other) and “have 20 minutes to talk”? Or are they focused, quality moments—more like claiming a sofa with a friend and sharing a pot of tea?
Certainly Martha could have multi-tasked—swept the floor, poured water, and sliced bread, all while listening to Jesus. But it was Mary who Christ commended for setting aside her to do list and giving Him her undivided attention. One thing is necessary—one thing. Will you choose to recline at His feet?
One thing have I asked of the Lord,