I have found myself over the past several weeks involved in "much serving." It is a constant battle I seem to face. And it seems it is a battle I lose often.
The little phrase, "distracted with much serving," is found in Luke 10:40. A familiar passage for many of us. Jesus is visiting Mary and Martha. Mary is sitting at the Lord's feet. Martha is "distracted with much serving." One is sitting one is serving. Every part of me says this is not right - the one serving should be praised and the one sitting should be confronted. But as usual I miss the point.
This is me over the past 6 weeks - distracted with much serving. Driven by deadlines and events. Consumed with accoplishment and obligations. I have been "troubled about many things." I have missed the "necessary."
The necessary is intimacy with Jesus - not the doing for Jesus. He needs nothing from me but desires from me a relationship. Jesus pursued relationships not accomplishments, intimacy not to do list.
Mary choose the good portion. I need to choose better and make the time to sit at the Lord's feet. Even if it means not getting something done.
Father - help me to choose YOU over doing.