Good morning people who keep your heart in a place of intimacy with God.
The story of Mary and Martha is a very well-known story in the Bible. There are many angles to it, and there have been many sermons on it. Mary generally gets praised and Martha is generally used as an example of what not to do.
Today, I want to step back and share a simple thought that the Holy Spirit highlighted to me from this passage in Luke. Let me set it up with just two of the verses.
Luke 10:39-40 NIV 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!”
I’m drawn to Martha’s words, “Lord, don’t you care!”
Have you ever been there?
I have! And as I’ve considered this today, I realise that whenever I feel this towards God, my heart is in the wrong position. Please think about this.
Yes, Mary and Martha’s physical position was different to each other – Mary was sitting at the Lord’s feet and Martha was running around serving – but the real issue was their heart position.
According to Jesus, the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart (Luke 6:45). Our words are indicators of our inner world.
I want to encourage us all to take note of the words that we speak, especially about the Lord.
What do our words about God reveal about our heart position towards God?