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How often do I go about fussing? I get worked up over nothing. Worrying about how everything is going to get done. Putting my best “servant” attitude on and letting Jesus know it.

I need to get to the essential and choose the one thing that is necessary. My relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. It is the main course. May I choose the good part. Why worry?

Here are the key ideas:

  • It is easy to get distracted with all the work to be done and ignore my relationship with Jesus.
  • God’s goal for me is to start with sitting at Jesus feet and know what is important to him.
  • God is in a good mood and will not take anything away from me that is rooted in my relationship with Jesus.

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Master ‘s[Lord] feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Master [Lord], do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Master [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.

English Standard Version. (2016). (Luke 10:38–42). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

The key is to have the right priorities: Jesus the Messiah first, then others, then ourselves. It is vitally important that we spend time “at the feet of Jesus” every single day, letting Him share His Word with us. The most important part of the discipleship life is the part that only God sees. Unless we meet Jesus personally and privately each day, we will soon end up like Martha: busy but not blessed.

Martha must have learned her lesson, for she prepared a feast for Jesus, the Twelve, and her brother and sister—that’s fifteen people (maybe even more)—and did not utter one word of complaint again! She had God’s peace in her heart because she had learned to sit at the feet of Jesus.

We are ambassadors, neighbors, and learners, these three; and the greatest of these is learning from Jesus.