Don’t miss the Mary moments

You may have noticed that my blogging is rather inconsistent. This is partly due to what I’m learning and when, partly to what level of creative inspiration I have to write and partly to the amount of time available to write. Recently I’ve been posting nearly weekly because God is teaching me, and reminding me of prior lessons, constantly (& breastfeeding provides plenty of sedentary time to sit at a computer). Welcome to parenthood, Shannon!

But then it changed. Then I got busy.

We’re about to move house as well as put ours up for rent. It feels like every waking moment is either spent preparing, or thinking about the preparations. Busy, busy, busy!

So busy that I stopped pausing to stare at my son. So busy that I fore went day time naps. So busy I couldn’t hear my Father’s voice. Lessons from God ended and I got tired and stressed. Then God whispered of forgotten times sitting at Christ’s feet in peaceful soul-bliss. I read Luke 10:38-42 and was reminded not to miss the Mary moments of life:

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 
But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

Life gets busy. Demands are placed on our time. Things have to get done. But don’t forego Mary moments for anything.

God knows your life. Prioritise intimacy with Him and you’ll find that the important tasks get completed whilst the unnecessary fillers in your life drop away.

Choose intimacy. Recognise and make time for the Mary moments.

Lesson to be applied now – I’m turning the computer off to stare at my little miracle as he sleeps in my arms. What a blessing God has given to me.

Turn off distractions. Forget the mess. Sit at His feet and listen.

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