May 19, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Luke 10:41, 42 “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.”
Martha was distracted and worked up by things she deemed important, which took her focus away from Jesus. We too are easily hung up on trivial matters and insert ourselves into situations that are none of our business. We try fixing problems that are not our responsibility, and we adopt emotional burdens that are not intended to be ours.
But God created us as human beings to live in harmony and peace. We all need to remember that when we get ourselves, all worked up over things that are, in the long haul, not that important, especially when they take our focus away from God and his teachings. God’s burden is light, and it’s there for the taking if we want it. We need only to make sure our focus is on him and not the things of the world.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, forgive me when I insert myself into situations that take my focus away from you. Forgive me when I adopt unnecessary stresses, especially when I claim they are in your name. Show me how to sit quietly in your presence and to surrender to your will alone. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.