Luke 10:41-42

“‘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.’”

Insight: I find myself in this place more often than I wish was true - worried and upset about many things. The challenge is to remember in those moments (and all other moments!) that only one thing is truly needed. That all other priorities - though still important - pale in comparison to being close to Jesus. When I stay close to Him, hearing from His heart each day, I can handle my responsibilities and whatever else comes my way without slipping into the “worried and upset” mode that can come all too easily.

Prayer: Father, help me each day to remember the “one thing that is truly needed” - connection with You. Time spent loving You and hearing from You is never wasted. When I feel worry and tension rising up inside of me, bring me back to sitting at Your feet. Amen.

Heidi Keeler