I’ve been busy this week. I mean really busy. Busy with things that are important. Busy with things that need to and have to get done before a deadline. Busy. Busy. Busy.
So busy in fact that I wasn’t even sure what I was going to be preaching on this coming Sunday, even as late as this morning (Wednesday).
“Come on, preacher! What have you been doing if not studying and sermon preparation? What else is there to your job?”
Well, this week there’s been a couple of trips to Fayetteville for hospital visits (it takes less time to drive to Fayetteville than to find a parking space at Washington Regional, FYI).
I’ve also been putting the finishing touches on a community involvement project I’m involved with on Saturday...that’s what most of my time has been spent on this week.
So Wednesday rolled around and it hit me that I really needed to start working on what I normally spend the first part of the week working on.
So why am I telling you this? Well, because this is somewhat how Satan works in our lives. He tries to get us to be so “busy” that what is really important goes undone.
In Luke 10, Jesus is a guest in the home of Martha and Mary. Martha served while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened. So Martha tells Jesus to tell Mary to help her, but instead Jesus says, “Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42).
In other words, Martha was so busy with so many other things, she forgot what was really important.
Remember what is really important: sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening.