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Choosing the Best Thing
By Victoria Osteen - May 19, 2015

The other day I was reading about Mary and Martha in the Bible. In Luke 10 it talks about how Jesus came to the house of these two sisters. Both acted very differently when He arrived. Mary chose to just sit at His feet and soak in every word He was saying. Martha chose to serve Jesus, working tirelessly making preparations for Him. She wanted everything to be perfect. Martha began to get frustrated because she was doing all the work and her sister, Mary, was just sitting there and so she said, "Jesus, could You tell Mary to get up and come help me. I mean there's so much that needs to be done here and I'm the one doing all the work."

Now, how often do we approach Jesus with the same attitude Mary did? "Jesus, do You see how hard I'm working? Do You see how overwhelmed I am? Can You get someone to help me? Do You notice how much I'm doing for You?" I think Jesus would respond to us today in the same way He responded to Martha. He said, "Martha, you are worried about a lot of things, but only one thing is needed and Mary has chosen the good thing." See, Martha chose to take time to be in Jesus' presence. She set everything else aside to learn from Him and to receive His grace and mercy.

When we make time to sit in the presence of Jesus, we are choosing the one thing that is needed—we are choosing the best thing! When you spend time in His presence there is peace, joy, favor, and rest for your soul. He'll give you wisdom to make better decisions; He'll give you favor, increase, and blessing. He'll restore, refresh, and renew you so make time to sit at the feet of Jesus every single day!

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV).

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