Monday, July 23

Casual to the exactness of God

Heart to Heart Gals Ministries hosted a Hawaiian Luau Friday night at the church. This is the first time we have attempted to host something of this magnitude and it was a great success. My leadership team is an incredible group of ladies. I truly love and appreciate them. We had a fabulous turnout, awesome food and perfect weather. After being on my feet until 10:00 p.m. I welcomed the opportunity to climb into bed late Friday evening. When the alarm sounded Saturday morning I was reluctant to move for fear of reliving the pain and agony I had experienced the week before. Two hours later and three cups of coffee and life was grand! Saturday was another very busy day tending to grandchildren and running much needed errands. Sunday was awesome! We had two spirit-filled services. Our youth group departed Monday on a missions trip so at the end of the evening service we brought the youth to the front of the church to pray over them. The church surprised my hubby and I with a wonderful fellowship afterwards celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. It was just a great jam packed weekend.

Sometimes our lives become so full that we just get too busy for God. Have you ever been in that place? We are sprinting to and from appointments, taking care of children, cleaning the house, running errands, cooking meals, paying bills, involved in all sorts of ministries in the church, etc. We quickly become overwhelmed with the activities taking place at the moment and totally lose sight of what we should be doing for God. We become casual to the exactness of God in our lives because the other stuff is competing for first place.

Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."

Luke 10:38-42

Martha was so worried about all that was happening around her that she totally missed an awesome opportunity to simply sit at the feet of Jesus and enjoy His presence. You and I have done the very same thing many times. The demands on our lives become so overwhelming that spending time with God is not a priority. We have wonderful intentions at the beginning of each day. We recognize that our relationship with Christ is a vital ingredient needed to survive this journey of life. Spending quality time in the presence of the Lord each day is crucial to our Christian growth. But somehow He becomes a distant thought at times. A not so important entity at the moment. Disruptions and busy lives crowd out our time with Him. We like Martha miss an incredible opportunity to be with the Lord. We can become so casual to the exactness of God that we begin to question His will for our lives. God knows exactly what He has planned for each of us. He leaves no crumbs on the table. He didn't just die on the cross. He was the lamb of sacrifice who died for you and for me.

Mary was seeking the good part. She pursued the exactness of God and refused to be distracted by all the other things that were happening around her. She chose to sit and enjoy His presence. She determined in her heart that nothing was going to stop her. She wanted everything He had to offer.

Why shouldn't you and I reflect that same determination in our lives? He must be a priority. Pursue all He has to offer you. Refuse to be casual to the exactness of God.


  1. You blessed me with this post, thank you.

  2. Deborah---great post...I want all He has to offer...I long for more of His presence in my life...and know that it's me that must make the changes.
    Bless you for your faithfulness!

  3. "Refuse to be casual to the exactness of God." What a great phrase. Love it.

    Hope you are feeling better. (I read about your back bothering you.)

  4. Wonderful post.

    I am always refreshed when coming here.

    Smiles and Blessings,

    Angel ( Angel Mama )

  5. Hi Debbie, I don't know how I found your blog site, but it is wonderful.I heard this sermon in church about Mary and Martha.I have a hard time expressing myself about God, but coming here to you , and reading, makes me calm and at peace.Praying you are relieved from your pain and I am less painful from my knees.Will be back to visit . Baba


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