40 Days | DAY 40
The Better Decision
Read Luke 10:41-42
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Remember, Mary made the better decision. I always think about this better decision, at times dissecting the words around it just to get a better understanding of what Jesus was saying. As most know how the story goes, Martha was rushing around the kitchen trying to make food for Jesus and his disciples, Mary was enjoying Jesus’ presence.
- Martha was trying to make sure Jesus was welcome
- Mary knew she was welcome in Christ’s presence
One of my favorite quotes is from the classic movie “Hitch” and it goes, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”. Mary understood this moment with her Savior, so her response was to enjoy it. She didn’t work to make it better, she didn’t fret and tussle, over plan and stress out, she enjoyed the moment before her.
The example here given to us is simple, enjoy the moments you’ve been given in life, finding Jesus in every area of your day. Reflect on the amazing God moments you have had during this fast, as well as, keep your faith in Jesus anticipating what He has in store for your tomorrow. Remember, God makes good of ALL things- the good, the bad, the ugly. All Jesus says is enjoy walking with me, enjoy putting your faith in me, enjoy my presence.
His presence is the joy of our salvation, it is our Heaven on Earth. In trial we keep our faith in Him for deliverance, in success we praise Him and all of His glory. From the beginning of time God has been on a search and rescue mission, hinting at the glory of this promise with patience, peace and love. Today, we just like Mary, can enjoy this promise by simply enjoying the moments sitting at the feet of Jesus.
“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20
…his presence is the joy…
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