Thursday, April 26, 2012

Embrace the Moment


With a long to-do list and a half day off from school, my son, Jordan, said the words this mama's heart loved to hear.

“Mom, will you come with me?”

A phone call and a few emails later, I had cleared the day to spend with my soon-to-be high school graduate. I even decided to push my blog post back a day, knowing that the world wouldn't stop without it and hoping God would give me some encouraging words to share with you today.

He never fails.

Even though Jordan and I ran errands and checked things off of his list, we did it together. We talked about everything and nothing, without an agenda or being in planning mode. Our time together was precious and worth any amount of inconvenience it may have caused. Our cups runneth over.

I know that we can't always drop everything in a moments notice to do fun things. But we need to every once in a while. Not only do we get to spend time with someone amazing, God manages to replenish our soul with the fellowship.

In Scripture, Martha complained to Jesus because her sister, Mary, would not help her serve. Mary sat at His feet instead of working. Expecting Jesus to be on her side, I'm sure Martha was a little surprised when He told her that Mary had picked the better thing.

Time is fleeting, yet we use it as if we have an unlimited amount. Are you enjoying it? Or are you working so hard that time seems to be passing you by? God provides us with opportunities to be filled with Him, we only need to embrace the moment!

Be blessed,

Jennifer

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.”” Luke 10:38-42

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