This has been such a busy and stressful past few weeks! Our District is preparing for the upcoming District Council in three weeks. In addition to that I recently was appointed coordinator for the new ministry under the Women's Ministries umbrella called "Women in Ministry". Our retreat is next weekend in Ocean City, Maryland! First time our District has ever taken this retreat away from the area. We have a great weekend planned but as many of you know, when planning something of this magnitude there are details, details, and more details. Needless to say I have a few things on my plate in addition to trying to manage the other responsibilities in my life which include directing the church choir, praise team, teaching Sunday School, facilitating several mentorship groups, fulfilling my duties as pastor's wife, mom and of course Grammy!!! Whew! Calgon, please take me away!! :-)
We have devotions weekly at our office. The devotion this week was so timely for many of us. It was all about Mary and Martha and busyness. Imagine that will you! 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 my self?" Tell her to help me!" "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." Luke 10:38-41 (NIV)
In the busyness of life it is so easy to be distracted from the things of God. I truly believe that is a tool of the enemy. What a better time to be totally focused on God than when we are in the midst of extremely busy times in our lives. That certainly is a time in our life when we seriously need to rely upon the strength of the Lord for energy and wisdom. With a zillion things on our plates, God can bring peace and clarity to our minds when things seem a bit overwhelming.
I am so thankful today for the joy of the Lord. He is certainly my strength in all situations.
I am humbled that God has allowed me to be a part of so many incredible things at this season of my life.
I am blessed beyond measure and am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for His faithfulness.
I am thankful for a family who is more than supportive as I follow God's call upon my life.
I am thankful for a praying church who lifts my needs daily to God.
I am thankful that even in the midst of busyness and major stress God brings calmness to the storm.
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Blessings to you today!