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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Time Alone

Remember Martha from Luke 10:38-42. Well in case you don’t….
Jesus came to visit Martha and Mary in an undisclosed village on the way to Jerusalem. Martha invited Jesus in but once He came she got caught up in cooking this huge dinner. I mean after all Jesus is here.Wouldn’t you want to fix Him a meal fit for a king! Yeah me too. She gets frustrated though. She ask Jesus if it wasn’t unfair for her to do all the work while Mary just sit there with Him and asked Him to send Mary to help her cook.Jesus told her that you worry about things that don’t matter. Only one thing does. Mary as figured it out and it will not be taken away from her.
Now I recently made this statement at a Bible Study and got some rather uncomfortable looks “Martha is the typical Christian. She is too worried about things that are not really important.” So let me make my statement clear to you.
Prayers are not answered because we don’t pray because we don’t have time to pray. We don’t read our Bible because we are too busy. We don’t do God’s work because we focus too much on our work.It is not that important at all. Jesus is the only thing that does matter. This is why Moses had to go up the mountain, why the people had to wander in the wilderness, why we have an alter, why Jesus Himself went to pray alone. We need to let things be and trust God. If we are spending time with God then he will not let us fall. Time alone with God is something that we should work toward having. Make it a point to set yourself aside time for Him. Start small. Really. Start out with 15 minutes a day in complete peace talking and listening to God(read your Bible He willl talk to you). Then once you realize that it is a must go for 30. Keep going until you break. Because Jesus is what counts. watch Him, wait for Him, spend time with Him, Love Him.

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