Today I think God was really telling me to be a "Mary" and not a "Martha". I have not been feeling well, the kids have not been well and I have come to the point of exhaustion bny wearing myself into the ground! Today I told my husband I didn't want to do a thing, meanwhile I'm cooking and doing laundry and he told me to just leave everything be and rest.

Then I was driving through CVS pharmacy to pick up my son's perscription and listening to the radio where someone was talking about spending time with God, like Mary did, and to remember our focus should beo n God's kingdom and not earthly things. He said he rather have a wife that took an hour every day to spend with the Lord and eat taco bell for dinner every night than one who makes dinner, cleans everything and focus is not on building a relationship with God (no its not an excuse to neglect your responsibilities, just a reminder on what is really important).

Then I was reading today in my book "absolute Surrender" about Jesus being the Vine and we are the branches. How the branches do not need to do anything but be attached to the vine, the roots and vine do all the work, and the branches if they stay attached can grow fruit.  We need to abide completley in God and that comes from the heart, and that is what bears fruit and God's work is done this way, not through our own works. If God is EVERYTHING, that means we need to become NOTHING! If we are something than God is not everything! If we rely on our own strength and works than, even if its for God, than we are not abding in Him and are detatching ourseives from the vine... our absolute source of LIFE!

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Jun. 8, 2010 at 12:38 AM

I think that Mary VS Martha is a common theme for the day, I was feeling the same way!

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Jun. 8, 2010 at 12:40 AM

I think so too, and its funnny because i etach sunday school once a month, a few months ago I was teaching the story of Mary and Martha, it took me months to really recognize the  message was for me!

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Nov. 11, 2010 at 3:13 AM

okay, so you're going to let me borrow that book you're reading because it sounds like something i NEED to be reading.   

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Aug. 22, 2014 at 7:59 AM

I think I read the book you are speaking of. I dont remember the authoer, but I remember the teaching about the vine. Good message.

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