May 16, 2011

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.

Luke 10:38-42

This last week I had a very inconvenient situation at work. My desire to do things quickly caused me a huge fall. Nothing was broken but my right palm has a nice long cut across it that was a constant reminder of my lack of gratefulness and slowing down. To make it even more of a reminder God allowed me to pass out which was something that He had healed me from. The rush of all the emotions that over took me caused my heart to stop and for me to pass out. A scary thing but after the stomach settled, the dizziness went, and the headache decreased I found myself reminded of my mom's words. "Maybe God is trying to tell you to slow down".

I'm a Martha I go and go without ever taking a brake to breathe. I run around to get things done and try hard to get things finished. I don't like things hanging over my head and even more so hate to leave things for the next day. If I start something I need to finish it and if I do something I want to do it the best I can otherwise I get frustrated.

My parents taught my brother and I that if you are going to do something you do it well. You don't do things half way and all work that is done must be done the right way. In that truth I have allowed my desire to do things good be the fall. You can still do things well even when you slow down. You can still do things correctly when you are not the first one done.

In the mist of my busy life I was forgetting to take the time to wait on the Lord. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the works of God. Take the time to slow down and be careful. All things are in His hands and things will be there tomorrow that are not of eternal value. Work will still be on my desk in the morning.

This week has been a great lesson to me. God has blessed me with a more scheduled life and easier way of making more time for him, but in the mist of getting things organized for this transition I have became a Martha frantically trying to get everything done for the work of God. But in the mist of my work God is saying "Krystina Krystina... slow down and commune with me. Let me guide your day and let me be the swiftness to your feet. I gave you this opportunity so you and me can have time together... not for you to spend time running around letting your life rule you."

God has opened my eyes and showed me the error of MY ways. I'm busy, I'm going and in the mist of it I'm missing Him. God is just saying the tasks of this world are not of value when I'm here with you. This call of yours goes forth every morning you walk into work don't be to busy doing the work for yourself that you don't hear my voice.

Here I am Lord guide my footsteps and make me walk swiftly in your ways. Guide me to those souls crying out your name. I'm working here because God wants me to and I must never lose my focus on why. I'm here to minister and to do that through my walk. Demonstrating the light of Christ.

I encourage you all today to take a little time. God is speaking and He is calling... are we just to busy to notice Him. I was so busy I needed a good shaking but thank God it was a cut on my palm and not a lost soul.