Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Martha Vs. Mary Preparation Vs. Purpose

This past weekend was full of fun. I went to my annual DC Christmas Tea party with all the girlies. I got to get all dressed up, be served, and listen to some funny improv and Tosha speak. I look forward to this night all year long just a night to myself to chit chat with friends and forget about all the crazy Christmas stuff that needs to be done although this year has seemed a lot less stressful.

 Saturday we did our annual CAC volunteering it's so nice to be able to go and teach Olivia the meaning of helping others and it not always be about us but others. Also on Sunday our Angel Trees at church we got to get two kiddos off of it and Olivia helped Jeff wrap up the kiddos presents and we talked about how we would be helping the kiddos who aren't as fortunate as others and they would love their presents we picked out. She got SO excited and she doesn't even mind we have a ton of presents under our tree and only two belong to her (grandparents spoil her, so we go easy on gifts)

Our sermon at church Sunday stood out to me and I wanted to share a little from what was talked about along with the podcast if you are interested in listening our sermons are posted each week.

The sermon was about Martha and Mary **Luke 10: 38-42

At the Home of Martha and Mary

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 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!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Preparations are okay as long as they don't distract you from the Purpose.

Quit telling Jesus what He needs to do and Listen to what He might be trying to tell us.

1. The Purpose is the Presence of Jesus
   * Luke 10:42 "There is only one thing" Matthew 6 "Seek first the kingdom of God"
2. You Control What Controls YOU
3. Prioritize the Presence of Christ

Who are you more like? Are there things we can change?
It was interesting after church to sit down and talk with my husband about how we think our lives are compared to this and how we do with Olivia on prioritizing the things we do. We are def. blessed.


Preparation Vs. Purpose

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