Read: Luke 10:38-42
How do you show God that you love Him? You might answer that question by listing the number of times you have gone to church, or attended a Bible study, or taught a class, or even given an offering. But in the final analysis, your activities for God are not the best indicator of your adoration. Your attitude is!
A. W. Tozer explains that God wants more than just your output. He said, “Some Christians feel it is a mark of spirituality to attend banquets, seminars, workshops, and conferences week after week. This brings up a lesson concerning Martha and Mary. I think it is plain that Martha loved Jesus, but her concept of devotion was activity. Mary also loved Jesus but with a different attitude in her devotion. She was fervently occupied in spirit with her love for Him. Our Lord marked the distinction then, and He marks the distinction today. Jesus commended Mary for knowing that one thing is necessary – that God should be loved and praised above all other business which may occupy us bodily, mentally, or spiritually. He wants first an inner experience of the heart, and from that will grow the profound and divine activities which are necessary.”
Can we ask Him to slow us down? Can we ask Him to keep us from becoming so occupied in working for Him that we fail to nurture our relationship with Him? Today can we experience the joy Mary felt – the joy of adoration? Can we pause and say, “Lord, I love You more than anything else in this life?”