Luke 10:41 “You are worried about many things, but few things are needed-or indeed only one. “

With so many things trying to get your attention it can be challenging to just care at times.  For example this month alone organizers will be trying to get your attention for causes they feel are important that you may not care about.  April is national straw hat month, canine fitness month, celery month, soft pretzel month, and landscape architecture month, just to name a few.  I like a good soft pretzel, as much as the next guy, but with so much noise and business in our lives it can be easy to feel apathetic about everything. 

In Luke 10, Jesus is visiting the house of Martha and Mary.  They opened their home to Jesus and his disciples and Martha immediately began to prepare a meal.  Mary on the other hand had a different priority.  She sat at the feet of Jesus and listened.  She didn’t miss the moment.  Listening to Jesus was her “one thing.”

What is the your “one thing” in your life today?  Are you feeling distracted, worried, or upset?  These can often be signs that we are focusing on the wrong things.  When we prioritize Jesus it changes what we care about and our lives become centered. 

When Jesus was asked about what should be our “one thing” he said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”   One way to do this is to make space by pursuing less.  Is your life too full for Jesus today? 

Take a few moments to think about your life.  Are you feeling apathetic about God?  Is there something distracting you from His presence?  Are you too busy to hear His voice?  Make some time to read and reflect on Philippians 3:8 and overcome apathy. 

God Bless,