We often confuse movement with progress, and that just because you’re doing a lot doesn’t mean you’re getting a lot done...
In Luke chapter 10 Jesus visits sisters Mary and Martha. One is busy and the other, also busy, is spending her time focusing on Jesus our creator.
“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.”
We all have many things that need to be done. Some of us can rest in the chaos around us and some must tame that chaos before rest can take place. But to get anything done, to have true rest, we must stop. We must sit at the feet of Jesus. And we must fill our souls. Because if our souls run on empty, it’s all just movement without progress.