Martha Martha You Are Trouble By So Many Things

(This article is my response to those to want to criticize and judge me because I love and promote Christian yoga and Christian meditation.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s troubling you today? In the story of Mary and Martha, Martha became angry because Mary wasn’t doing what she wanted her to do.  She was not helping to prepare the evening meal, set the table, clean the house, and all the other tasks Martha deemed necessary.  Instead, Mary chose to abide in God’s presence and sit at his feet. Mary was not going to be satisfied doing a bunch of tasks for the Lord. No, she wanted intimacy with Him, to dwell in his presence, bask in his light, and listen intently to every word that proceeded out of his mouth.

To Martha, it appeared Mary was being lazy and idle.  How dare she make her do all the work! She began to judge and criticize Mary harshly, and finally, when she just couldn’t constrain herself any more, she balked, “Jesus, I’m doing all the work here while Mary is sitting idly at your feet!” (paraphrased) To that Jesus replied, “Martha, Martha, you are troubled and worried about many things but Mary has chosen the better way and it not be taken away from her.”

Judge not and you shall not be judged. Forgive and you shall be forgiven. For with the same measure that you judge you will be judged. For it is before our own master that we stand or fall and God is able to make us stand for Him.

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“Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.” –Romans 14:4

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You may be troubled by many things today as well? Perhaps someone isn’t living up to your expectations or a situation isn’t going your way. We are so quick to throw stones and criticize but only God knows a person’s heart and true motives. Perhaps God would prefer we stop focusing on others and look at our own heart. Mary sat happily and peacefully at Jesus’ feet abiding in his presence and fellowshipping with Him. While on the other hand, Martha angrily felt her service and judgments were more important. Martha was wrong.

If you are troubled, follow both Martha’s and Mary’s example today. As Martha did, take your concerns directly to God, and as Mary did, sit at his feet, dwell in his presence, and bask in his love. God is in control.

Christian meditation, Christian yoga, soaking in God’s presence, and meditating on his word are my attempts to abide in God’s presence, to worship Him in spirit and in truth.  You may have your own methods. Thank God we have the freedom and grace to live out our own soul salvation. We can base our Christian walk on service, but Jesus says abiding is better. That is what I have chosen to do.

 

3 thoughts on “Martha Martha You Are Trouble By So Many Things

  1. Boldness says:

    Trust me even satan knows the bible well enough to quote it. If you’re gonna quote the word of God do it with accuracy, by doing extreme research. You can’t teach false doctrine, and yes as Children of God we do have authority to speak if one of our bros. or sis. Are being lead astray, the word meditate means to think or pray(or in Hebrew chant/sing) the holy scriptures. Meditation come from Chakra which means wheels or turning, you are shifting your atmosphere into another realm and that is how demonic possession happens, by opening up you door(body)to one of satans perversions. The bible says words are power in its own, so when you speak the life of the Holy Scriptures then you will meditate on the word of God then the Holy Spirit will show you the works of God. You never want Jesus to say depart from me I never knew you. Do some more research Hun. I will be praying that you get understanding in all of your knowledge.

  2. Boldness says:

    Oh and you can’t gain your own salvation, if you serve the YWHW I serve then you know he is just, and the one and only interceder that can plead your case and give you salvation is Yeshua Hamashiac the one we call Jesus. Go to Him and ask him what is the right thing. Paul said test the spirits you can’t just can’t live by your own standards if your living for the Father. It’s not for your honor or your glory, because you can’t save anyone, but it is for our heavenly Fathers glory that souls may be lead back to His Kingdom. Amen. Shalom

  3. P J says:

    I recently discovered this website from YouTube as I was looking for some christian meditation resource. I am so pleased that I can find some meditation resources that are based on the Christian beliefs and scriptures associated with the Bible. It is so refreshing and just what I required right now. Thank you Rhoda.

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