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Martha and Mary of Bethany

  • As they went on their way, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 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.' Jesus answered her, 'Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.' Luke 10:38 WEB

    Martha and Mary of Bethany were sisters, but very different people. Martha invited Jesus into their home, but then became busy and distracted with the work of serving guests. The visitation of Jesus soon became a chore, and her joy of serving became frustration. Martha was worried and troubled about many things. She became so busy that she missed the most important part, a chance to spend time with Jesus while He was there.

    Mary delighted in listening to the teachings of Jesus and put Him first by sitting at His feet a while, and listening to Him speak. When Martha got upset with all the serving, she finally approached Jesus and said, 'tell Mary to help me' but He said, 'No.' For Mary had chosen what was best and it would not be taken from her.

    When you get busy, under pressure, and a lot of people are depending on you, it is easy to start feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. You can feel as if you do not get this done, it will be the most horrible thing in the world, but it won't.

    You begin to lose focus on the Lord and what is actually important. You start to focus on your performance, or lack thereof. We flatter ourselves by thinking that we are so important. When you are dead, the world will continue on just as it did yesterday, because it does not revolve around you.

    Don't get so busy that you no longer enjoy your life, because there is coming a time when it will be gone. God is the one that makes the sun rise in the morning, not us. Keep your priorities straight. Make God a part of your life and set aside time for Him intentionally. Don't make your relationship with God into work, and then blame Him for it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father help me to see the big picture and not get so caught up in the details of serving You. Please bring the joy of the Lord back into my life and refresh my spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
February 28, 2018
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen hallelujah!❤️
March 9, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen

February 28, 2018
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Amen! Awesome word. Praise God.

February 28, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you Jesus

February 28, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: February 28, 2018

That’s how I feel, like I have so much to worry about. I pray and hand it over to God but it creeps over me again. God lighten this load. In Jesus name Amen. 

February 28, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen.

February 28, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God  l talk to Jesus Christ  and pray everyday for he is number one in my life amen

February 28, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for our many blessings,family and RHB brothers and sisters.God loves you all and so do we. Amen 

February 28, 2018
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh

This message certainly hit home for me. My husband had heart surgery, in December.  It has been one issue after another, w/constant Dr appts, all the while, I work full-time.  I get very frustrated and caught up in the chaos.  You're right, Jesus is the answer and I must give it to Him, in order to have any peace in my life.  I know He's there for me . . . waiting to help.  Thank you for the "heads up", Pastor Dion.

 

February 28, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Blessings to you!!

March 9, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Lord for all Your blessings , You are my Savior and protection. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional.

February 28, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I always found the story of Martha and Mary interesting. I can relate to both women--at times, I'm focused on the Lord, but there's still moments when I get distracted by meaningless stuff! In reality, it's ALL just "stuff" compared to Christ. Thanks for today's message, Pastor Dion!

February 28, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen 

February 28, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: February 28, 2018

Lord, it is so easy sometimes to get side-tracked with so many unimportant things and issues. PLEASE, FATHER,HELP ME TO ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN THE CENTER OF MY LIFE AND PUT YOU FIRST IN EVERYTHING! I want to be like Mary, seating at Your feet! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen!!!

February 28, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 28, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father help me to see the big picture and not get so caught up in the details of serving You. Please bring the joy of the Lord back into my life and refresh my spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank You Pastor Dion for todays daily devotion. :-)

 

 

February 28, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

February 28, 2018
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Guilty as charged.

March 1, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father help me to see the big picture and not get so caught up in the details of serving You. Please bring the joy of the Lord back into my life and refresh my spirit. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 1, 2018
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon

A great reminder, needing to be heard, a trap of which I have fallen into many times and more times than I am able to count.  Thank you, Pastor Dion!  

March 1, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

One of the most important passages with heartfelt inventory to take.  Want not the "to dos" to come first.  Thank You Lord for sticking with me. For Your love and faithfulness.

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March 9, 2018