One thing that is needed.

The one thing that will not be taken away from you. 

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
– Luke 10:41-42

Most of you know the above story of Martha being busy serving Jesus and Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus and hearing His word. When Martha told Jesus about Mary not helping her, Jesus responds saying Mary has chosen the “one thing that is needed” and the “one thing that will not be taken away from her”. 

So, What did Mary have that Martha needed? What was the “good part” Mary chose which will remain hers forever?

Mary made a conscious decision between two alternatives : To either be busy serving or listen to Jesus. I dont know what one of us would have done in that situation, but this story helps us to understand the priorities in the kingdom of God. 

Do now allow what you do to stop you from being who you are. There is never anything more important than sitting in God’s presence and being His delight. That is the one constant in life. Everything begins and ends there. That is where your identity is found and will remain with you forever. 

This Easter, make a decision to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of your life. Do not allow distractions to stop you from making this your priority everyday. We can find many good things to do, but doing the right thing is what will make the difference in our lives. What God wants is you and your attention. Nothing else is significant at the cost of sitting at the feet of Jesus. 

I pray that this Easter season for you and your family is filled a greater revelation of God’s love for you and your identity as children of God. 


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