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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.”   — Luke 10:38-42

This familiar story of Martha and Mary reminds us that we make important choices about how to spend our time every single day.  In fact, our life is defined by the daily choices we make. Jesus wants us to make the right choices, and He is very clear throughout Scripture that the right choice means taking time to remember, thank and worship our God — above everything else we do. That choice will give us the strength and stamina for all else life brings.  Is it the choice we make daily?  Or do we allow other important things to take up more of our time than God? Do we choose to take the time to rest in the arms of our Lord or do we choose to be harried and busy?

Jesus is all you need

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