Are you a Mary or a Martha?

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Recently, our pastor preached a sermon on Mary and Martha and how Martha was more concerned with getting everything prepared and seemed too busy while Mary was more concerned with being at the feet of Jesus. Often times, I feel much like Mary. Always a to do list and super busy with life. I wonder who else lives life that way and which one do you relate to?
 

Mel85

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I think I’m more of a Mary. I’d love to have followed Jesus in the physical.
 
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I think I’m more of a Mary. I’d love to have followed Jesus in the physical.
I'm trying to become more like Mary and not focus on what needs to be done so much but just sitting sometimes and being present. I burn the candle at both ends at times so I appreciated the message. Can you imagine sitting at his feet? I love the song "I can only imagine" because I just don't know what I would do.
 

Mel85

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I'm trying to become more like Mary and not focus on what needs to be done so much but just sitting sometimes and being present. I burn the candle at both ends at times so I appreciated the message. Can you imagine sitting at his feet? I love the song "I can only imagine" because I just don't know what I would do.
What i found interesting about Martha was that she was so busy trying to sort things out when Jesus arrived, that she missed the whole point of him being there - I don’t want to be that person but I Also know that I have been “busy” in life that I’ve missed Him at times. The beautiful thing is that He calls us back to Him, but the hardest part is whether we obey and follow Him.
 
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38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10

Note: Martha had a physical relationship with Christ, in serving Him, while Mary had a Spiritual relationship by hearing and worshiping Him. Martha was doing a good thing, but it was not the best thing. We learn that one can be very much involved in the Work of the Lord, and little involved in Worship of the Lord. However, the Lord is much more concerned about the Worker than the Work. If the Worker is right, the Work will be right as well!

There are many hidden traps and snares (the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) in this life due to the fall of Adam. This is why the scriptures says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25)."

The only way the Believer can walk in the Spirit is by placing and maintaining their Faith exclusively in Christ (who He is) and the Cross of Calvary where the victory was won (what He has done), i.e., The Finished Work, i.e., The Blood of Jesus. (Romans 8:2)

If it's done in the flesh, it will consume the person, i.e., "the bush"; however, if it's done by the Power of the Holy Spirit, the bush will burn and not be consumed (Exodus 3:2, Romans 8:2).
 

Mel85

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38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10

Note: Martha had a physical relationship with Christ, in serving Him, while Mary had a Spiritual relationship by hearing and worshiping Him. Martha was doing a good thing, but it was not the best thing. We learn that one can be very much involved in the Work of the Lord, and little involved in Worship of the Lord. However, the Lord is much more concerned about the Worker than the Work. If the Worker is right, the Work will be right as well!

There are many hidden traps and snares (the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) in this life due to the fall of Adam. This is why the scriptures says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25)."

The only way the Believer can walk in the Spirit is by placing and maintaining their Faith exclusively in Christ (who He is) and the Cross of Calvary where the victory was won (what He has done), i.e., The Finished Work, i.e., The Blood of Jesus. (Romans 8:2)

If it's done in the flesh, it will consume the person, i.e., "the bush"; however, if it's done by the Power of the Holy Spirit, the bush will burn and not be consumed (Exodus 3:2, Romans 8:2).
The question is, which one are you?
 
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What i found interesting about Martha was that she was so busy trying to sort things out when Jesus arrived, that she missed the whole point of him being there - I don’t want to be that person but I Also know that I have been “busy” in life that I’ve missed Him at times. The beautiful thing is that He calls us back to Him, but the hardest part is whether we obey and follow Him.
Sometimes we forget what we need to prioritize. It makes a difference.
 
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Recently, our pastor preached a sermon on Mary and Martha and how Martha was more concerned with getting everything prepared and seemed too busy while Mary was more concerned with being at the feet of Jesus. Often times, I feel much like Mary. Always a to do list and super busy with life. I wonder who else lives life that way and which one do you relate to?

Wow, I recently heard a similar sermon.
 
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Recently, our pastor preached a sermon on Mary and Martha and how Martha was more concerned with getting everything prepared and seemed too busy while Mary was more concerned with being at the feet of Jesus. Often times, I feel much like Mary. Always a to do list and super busy with life. I wonder who else lives life that way and which one do you relate to?
I meant to say I feel much like Martha, not Mary.
 

Dino246

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I'm neither like Mary nor like Martha. I'm more like Lazarus...

It's a gender thing. ;)
 

mar09

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I'm more like mary, but also know that without works our faith is dead... and so have to deal with many martha tasks.
 

Janna38

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when I’m in my room I’m Mary when I go outside I go wild like a Martha. Lol.
 

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I used to be Mary. I'm sad I don't fit that lately. I. Not a Martha by any means
 

student

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I used to be Mary. I'm sad I don't fit that lately. I. Not a Martha by any means
Though later Mary was described as helping Martha. Th ere I am... must be a Mary still. Just need more cracks of the books
 

Janna38

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My dog can be Mary or Ruth. x)
 
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I think of it more as an example as to how God has designed two people can work together as one in a ministry. Both kinds of gifts are required to strengthen the other. I think it is why we are typified as being sent out two by two. Two represents the church, the bride and Christ our husband . You could say one seen like Martha doing the work Mary is represented as worshiping as a representative glory of the other not seen to make the work complete.

I would think every successful minsirty is in respect to two working together in perfect harmony and mutual submission .

Or like the god head, the Father and I are one Spirit working together as two. As the Son drank the cup of wrath the father worked to strengthen. (one work)

It would be like other dynamic duels. David and Johnathon as soul brothers .

1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Or Moses and Aaron.
Exodus 7:1 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

Deborah and Barak.

And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. Judges 4

Ruth and Boaz. Mom and Dad etc