NEEDFUL THING FOR MARRIAGE
Have you ever complained to God about what your husband wasn’t doing?
Of course you have?
There were times that I felt like I was doing every thing and thought that my husband should be working to help me.
This following biblical story explains how Jesus feels about those times of service.
Jesus was in the home of two sisters: Mary who was listening at Jesus’ feet and Martha who was cumbered about serving.
The word “cumbered” in the Greek means, draw away, distract; to be driven about mentally.
Luke 10:41-42 “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
What was Martha being distracted from?
The “word”. Jesus and the “word” are one.
She was distracted with too much serving and forgot Jesus.
Martha OVERRODE her bonding with Christ, by her service to Christ.
When you are on an “emotional rollercoaster”, it separates you from Jesus and you are now no good to your marriage.
Luke 21:34 says, our hearts are overcharged with “…cares of this life...”
You need to humble yourself by casting your cares on Jesus instead of complaining about what your spouse is or isn’t doing.
Martha’s #1 purpose at that time was to make Jesus welcomed. Instead, she snaps and complains to Jesus saying, “Don’t you care?”
Martha thought that you express your love for God through service.
Mary’s secret is that she knew her love for God could only be done through devotion.
Jesus is telling Martha that she must first be ministered to by her Savior, before she can effectively minister for her Savior.
You cannot be the Godly spouse that you want to be unless you spend TIME at the feet of Jesus.
Are you too busy serving Him that you can’t find time to love Him and listen to Him?
Charles Wesley said, “…Choose the better part; Serve with careful Martha’s hands and loving Mary’s heart.”
You can be radically changed if you listen to Jesus words, “…one thing is needful.”
Jesus pointed out that Mary’s choice to take the “good part” would not be taken from her.
It is good to be hooked up to Gods word—THAT IS YOUR LIFELINE!
When you choose to do what Mary did, you can live the good life.
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