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One Thing

Posted: Monday, April 4

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Deuteronomy 26:1-27:26
Luke 10:38-11:13
Psalm 76:1-12
Proverbs 12:15-17 


Verse of the day:

There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:42)

I am not a party person. I don’t do well a planning people’s opportunities to celebrate. It is not that I don’t like to celebrate, I just can get so overwhelmed with the details of the event, that the event itself stops being a celebration and becomes just another thing. The joy gets lost in the details. Maybe that is why they say the devil lives there.



Martha was definitely a detail person. She was thinking of the menus, where these guys would sleep and how best to take care of and serve Jesus. Mary, on the other hand, was able to block out all the details and to focus on the one thing that was important. Jesus had come to their home. He would not be there long so they would only have a limited time to spend with him. He came for relationship. However, Martha was too busy taking care of Jesus that she was not fulfilling the one thing he came for. She was seeing all the details, but missing the most important thing.



When you sit down to start your day, before you get into the details of your day, make sure you that you take some time to focus on the main thing. The most important thing that you have to do every day is to spend a few moments with Jesus. He is stopping by your heart today, make sure you take some time for him. Don’t spend your whole devotion time repenting, lamenting, or requesting. Let the details fall for a few moments and just spend time with him. Meditate on his goodness and mercy. Enjoy the grip of love and grace. Be with him before you allow the details to crash in and end the celebration.