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A Christmas Gift

Luke 10:38-42

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 few things are needed—or indeed only one.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

What does your life look like? What does mine? How much of our time, of the 24 hours we have each day, do we give to those things or people that we profess are the most important? We can’t have more time, we are not God. So in the 24 hours we have each day and the 7 days each week, what are we choosing to do with it? I’m just thinking. Take out a piece of paper and fold it in half. On the top half number it 1-4. Then write down the top 4 things in your life in order of importance and give them your time in the week. Then see what you have left. Then write in everything else you have to do. Now, on the bottom half of the page write what your week truly looks like (don’t lie, no one will see it but you).

Can I suggest a Christmas gift to yourself? If they don’t line up - start working now to get them there. It may not get there for 6 months or even a year and it may take some work and some letting go of good but not “top” things but it will be worth it! You aren’t going to get another shot at this and once you are there, you won’t regret it. Because only one thing truly is important and rushing through time, ignoring your top things for others isn’t it.

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