As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
The world makes many demands of us. We must plan ahead, we must take care of ourselves financially, study hard, work hard, do this and that. In our walk with Christ, we bring these legalistic gestures to earn favour from Him, doing this and that and busying ourselves with how to please Him and how to make ourselves worthy in His presence. But God doesn’t care about our gestures. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) and that is it. Truly, if our Christian walk depended on such gestures, do you think we’re even fit to move an inch?
Today, instead of asking God “What should I do now?”, “Where do you want me to go?”, “Is this what you want of me?”, let’s just come before Him and chat. And don’t ask anything of Him, other than the wonderful Spirit. What would you think of a friend who never calls except to ask favours of you? Our God is no different from us when it comes to friendship. He just wants a bit of our time to play.