Far too many Christians are wound up tighter than a drum. Are you one who is really stressed? Have you thought about Jesus? Was He ever rushed? Was He ever late? Did He ever show signs of abnormal stress? He was exactly where His Father wanted Him; He was doing what the Father wanted; He was not distracted with lesser things. Is there a lesson for us in Jesus’ lifestyle? Absolutely! If we are harried, anxious, worn down with being involved in too many things, it’s time to stop, think, prioritize and shed responsibilities that God never asked us to assume. Someone wisely said, “Beware of the barrenness of a busy life!” Someone else reminded us that God doesn’t drive His sheep; He leads them. Who wants us too busy? The enemy of our souls! Why does He scheme to prompt us to take on more than God intends? Why does he implant in our minds all kinds of things that we allow to distract us from what really matters? In fact, why do we fall for his tricks? We can learn from the lives of Mary and Martha. Luke, in Luke 10:38-42, records the experience of these two ladies with Jesus. “Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house and she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His Word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Did not our Lord say, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)?  We would do well to think much on these words from Cleland B. McAFEE in the hymn, “Near to the Heart of God,” “There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God, a place where we our Savior meet, near to the heart of God.” Selah! It is often true that we are so busy trying to work for the Lord that we don’t have time to spend with the Lord. Ron

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