Have you ever heard God’s voice? His actual, audible voice? I have not but it would be awesome if ever I had the chance!
I have, however, heard God speaking to me. The other day, a short bible story came to mind. After having thought about it for a while, I realize that the Holy Spirit dropped this story into my mind.
I needed to learn something.
Luke 10:38-42 describe a scene that I am all too familiar with in my life. Here it is:
“38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But 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!”41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but few things are needed—or indeed only one.f Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Italics mine.
There are two main characters in this story (three if you count Jesus).
Martha and Mary.
Martha worked while Mary worshipped.
Martha stood while Mary sat.
Martha lamented while Mary listened.
Martha prepared while Mary pondered.
I have been Martha the last couple of weeks. I want to be Mary.
Which are you?