41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Many of us have a to-do list whether it is needed or not.
Here in the book of Luke, we see Martha trying to do everything in perfection. Her mind is completely on her to-do list, and is worried and troubled to get things done. She spends all her energy worrying about the things that are not necessary or needed at that time.
We sometimes get into the mindset of to-do list and get worried for unnecessary reasons.
While Mary chose to stay at the feet of Jesus and listen, which is very much needed at all times. Instead of worry, Mary is filled with love, peace and joy, which are needed. Jesus says, Mary has chosen the good part and will not be taken away from her.
Let us choose wisely one thing that is needed, Jesus!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Our God is extravagantly bountiful. And His gifts for us are beyond words and they are perfect. He gives good gifts to us, not because we deserve it but only because of His invariant love for you and me.
Instead of taking it for granted, we need to be faithful and abide in His constant love. Being obedient to His word and seeking Him deeply and enjoying His presence, makes our lives worthy of living for Him.
Just because He blesses us so much, don’t go after the blessings and seek all things. Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Enjoy every good and perfect gift that comes from our loving Father in heaven.
Koinonia means fellowship. Christian fellowship is essential for every Believer.
Acts 2:42 NLT
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper ), and to prayer.
Koinonia is being in agreement with one another, being united in purpose, and serving alongside each other. Our koinonia with each other is based on our common koinonia with Jesus Christ.
We need to nurture, encourage and, love one another as Christ loves us. And grow in faith together building one another as a perfect body of Christ.
Let us come together in Christ and bring glory to His name.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
In this ever-changing world we need constant peace to live a victorious life that is planned by our Lord and to serve Him joyfully. That constant peace is found only in Christ. We receive peace of Christ when we abide in Him and rest in His abundant love.
When we let peace of Christ rule in us, individually and corporately, then we can accomplish much more for His kingdom. And a grateful heart leads to peace. So let us be thankful in all things.
May we all with one accord and thankfulness, let the peace of Christ rule our hearts.
He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
As humans we make mistakes, knowingly or unknowingly. Instead of hiding and covering it up, we need to go to God and confess it.
Our God is quick to forgive when we have repented heart. He mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). His Love is real and will not hold on to our wrongs.
Now is the time to get right with God. His grace will cover all our sins and transgressions. Before it’s too late seek God and He will soften your heart.
God is always ready to give you another chance.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
God gave many promises both in the Old and the New Testaments. Some have come true and some are yet to come true. So, hold on to His promises.
He promised the children of Israel a land where there would be milk and honey. It took a while for the promise to be fulfilled, but it was fulfilled.
He promised a Messiah, and that took a long time. But, it too was fulfilled. Jesus the Savior was born in Bethlehem about 2000 years ago.
In John 14:3, God promises that He is coming back for us. At the appointed time, true believers will be with Him forever. This promise will soon be fulfilled.
Trust and hold on to His promises.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
The Bible is the living Word of God. It is the standard that we need to follow in our daily lives. It gives us an understanding of what is evil and what is of God.
It penetrates deep inside of us. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit. It judges the intentions of our heart and motivations of our mind.
God works in us through His word combined with the Holy Spirit. It is active in those who receive it and, it is not passive. Those who delight in His word are fruitful and they prosper (Psalm 1:2-3).
Let’s make His living word as our standard of life.
Psalm 34:19 NLT
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
We might be feeling like everything around is falling apart but God is always there to deliver us, His mercies are abounding. Though we might not see it now but God is working on our behalf.
It might take a while but He will come through each time. God will carry you through every storm and give you the strength to make it through.
Remember how He got you out of the troubles in the past; He will come through again and again. He will answer all your sincere prayers in His time. He will remove all the obstacles and give you peace.
The Lord is sure to come through each time in all your troubles.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Being connected to Jesus every moment, is the most important part of a Christian life. He is waiting to connect with you.
John 15 explains the analogy of how a vine’s branches that are connected to trunk gets energy and bears fruit, in the same way we need to be connected to Jesus to bear fruit.
What kind of fruit do we bear when we abide in Him?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Let’s abide in Him and bear much fruit.
So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
When Jesus was teaching his disciples how to pray, He addresses God as our heavenly Father. He is our Father God, the eternal Dad. And He is a good good Father.
When we say Abba Father, we connect to God in a deeper and intimate way. He is the one who created you, He loves you and wants to call you His child.
Our Father God is perfect in every way. He loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Take time everyday to call and connect to your eternal Father.
Happy Father’s day!