A prayer- Lord, give us fresh eyes to see Martha (and ourselves) as you do
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
This is a five minute prayer/download of revelation. Me talking to God and saying the things He put in my spirit. It’s a prayer that the Bride would stop reading this passage with false agreements in our hearts about Who Jesus Really Is.
When you’re folding laundry or running an errand in the car, maybe take the five minutes and let Him drop some scales off our eyes.
Lots of love to you!
p.s. My sweet newfound friend, Ms. Katie Reid, has just THIS WEEK launched her first book: Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done. If the topic of this prayer today resonates with you, stay tuned. I’ll be sharing a giveaway for that book soon. Or better yet, why wait! Go get yourself a copy today! She sent me a free “sneak-preview” copy. If this doer vs. be-er stuff is a struggle for you like it was for me, this is my new go-to recommendation! #madelikemartha
Are you a Martha who feels guilty for not being a Mary?
Do you want to sit at Jesus’s feet as Mary did —but you feel the need to get things done. In Made Like Martha, Katie M. Reid invites you to exchange try-hard striving for hope-filled freedom without abandoning your doer’s heart in the process.
With reflection questions, “It Is Finished” activities at the end of each chapter, and a five-week Bible study included, Made Like Martha helps you find rest from striving even as you celebrate your God-given design to “do.”
Made Like Martha makes for a great book club and/or bible study. Consider sharing information about the book with the Women’s Ministry Director at your church.
Katie M. Reid is a wife, mom to five, and a fan of cut-to-the-chase conversations over iced tea. Katie is also a speaker, bible study facilitator, and author of Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done (which includes a 5-week bible study for individuals and groups). She encourages others to find grace in the unraveling of life at katiemreid.com. Subscribe to Katie’s site and receive resources to help you breathe deeply and walk freely. Purchase Katie’s new book, Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done.