Just a reminder: cast your anxieties on God
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 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!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
- Luke 10:38-42
Who are you serving? How are you feeling? Are your worries plenty? Do they seep into the way you live? Deep into the way you think? Do they creep around and suffocate the way you serve? Do you ever find your worries are so loud that it’s hard to hear God's voice?
Friends, take heart in knowing that God cares for you, and - despite being the all powerful, perfect creator of the universe - wants you to humbly cast your anxieties on him.
But, also take heed in the way that Jesus responds to Martha’s worry. Martha is serving, unsurprisingly stressed - there were likely A LOT of people there to hear Jesus teach. But in her worry, despite what would have appeared servant heartedness, her heart was founded in the wrong place. Jesus reminds her that she only needs to be worried about one thing - sitting at His feet and listening. And how good this is, assured to be never taken away.
Who are you serving? WHY are you serving? May we have our motivations founded solidly in Christ and His cross, by which we were set free to stop, to rest, to sit at His feet and hear Him.
Stop, rest, sit at his feet and listen. Cast your anxieties on God, and pray that he might help your heart to be set on his Glory.