I’ve been enjoying the Month 5 Momentum devotional, Never Too Busy, because it’s helped me take a step back and realize that I often overschedule myself. I fill my days with the busyness of life and sometimes what I say are my priorities get my left-overs. It’s quite a dilemma. I’m working on making sure that my actions reflect my priorities and it’s a daily struggle. That’s why it’s so important for me to be in the Word daily. Even just a few minutes helps to ground and center me.
If you’re not a Momentum member, you can still journal these verses to help you center yourself and get back to your true priorities.
38 As they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me.” 41 Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Verse for today: 23 And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
1 Corinthians 7:35
35 This I say for your own profit; not that I may ensnare you, but for that which is appropriate, and that you may attend to the Lord without distraction.
” …so is my word that goes out of my mouth: it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do.”
He said to them, “You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile.” For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.