As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I walked for an hour this evening, just to be with God. That was His invitation. “Walk with me.” It took all of that hour and more for my mind and spirit to settle from the day’s distractions.
Listening well often takes time, patience and commitment, and even then we may not always feel that we have heard God speaking.
Whenever you are tempted to think that you are wasting your time by listening, I encourage you to remember that Mary chose what was better. Don’t give up.
This is Day 29 of the series 31 Days to Listen.