|KHANDIE'S KORNER - Septembrer 12, 2004|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
MARY AND MARTHA
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, doest 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)
Mary and Martha were the sisters of Lazarus whom Yeshua (Jesus) raised from the dead, and were friends of Jesus who often ministered to the needs of he and his disciples in the form of food and lodging. Both were Godly women, and devout followers of the Lord who loved Him, but while one was blessed by his company, the other HUNGERED for his PRESENCE. While one was satisfied with one lesson taught by Him, the other THIRST for more understanding. In the end, it was the one who HUNGERED THE MOST that FOLLOWED Him even to the cross where there she wept at His feet.
Here in these passages of scripture, it tells the story of a most important invited guest and the behavior of those who received him into their home. Jesus, was the guest of honor at the home of Mary and Martha. Martha was most excited to have him there in her home, so much so that her focus became centered around the events of the evening in preparing, serving, organizing everything to its perfection. Mary was also most excited to receive her guest, but her excitement was centered around yet another opportunity to sit at the guest of honors feet, and HEAR HIS WORDS which would ultimately feed her spirit. Mary was so desirous to hear the words of The Lord that she was unconcerned about the situation around her. It wasnt that she didnt want to assist her sister in the preparing of the meal, but for her it was that she found to sit and hear the words of The Lord MORE important than busying herself about in the handling of one task after the other. She was indeed hungry, but NOT for food for the stomach, the food she desired ONLY the Lord could supply and He being ready to serve, she was not about to lose her place at his feet, so there she sat. While her sister Martha went scurrying about with the arranging of this and that in an effort to prepare and serve the perfect meal making a good impression, Mary was already being FED the PERFECT meal through His words. Noting her sisters lack of effort to assist her, as to her it appeared Mary was simply lounging about, Martha approaches the Lord and asks the Lord to insist Mary arise from her lounging spot and help her prepare and serve the meal. But, the Lord replied in quite a different manner than what Martha had expected. Rather than turn to Mary and demand she get up and help in the preparations, the lord turns his attention instead to Martha and declares: 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. Mary had found the ONE thing needful for her SPIRITUALLY The WORDS of THE LORD. Martha was too occupied with the flesh to consider the spirit, but Mary could only see the HUNGER OF HER SPIRIT, to even consider the flesh. Thus she fixed her eyes upon the ONLY one who could fill this hunger, and opened her ears to HIS WORDS which would be her MEAT. And, in doing so The Lord would not prevent her from being fed. The one thing that was needful was IN HIM, not in the preparation of foods for the stomach, and Mary had found that NEEDFUL thing.
We need MORE like Mary in the Body of Christ today. Within the church, we have too many Marthas whose focus is more on programs, church functions, activities and such and LESS on simply being silent for but a moment, sit at the foot of Yeshua and HEAR HIS WORDS. Like Martha, in her efforts to prepare the perfect meal, and be the perfect hostess for the PERFECT GUEST OF HONOR, there are to many in the church today whove place TOO much emphasis on obtaining the perfect house of worship where everything OUTWARDLY has to appear perfect, while inwardly theres still MUCH WORK that needs to be done. Like Martha, too many are focused on their surroundings seeking to perfect IT and in doing so have somehow bypassed the GUEST OF HONOR! The message is not found in entertainment, but in HIS WORDS but one must be as Mary in order to HEAR, be FED, and DIGEST IT WELL! We must come out of the kitchen of preparing, and go to where the FOOD has already been PREPARED if we desire MEAT. However, ONLY a DRIVEN HUNGER will get you to the place where Mary once sat, AT THE FEET OF JESUS TO HEAR HIS WORDS.
MARY and MARTHA .. HUNGER or ALREADY SATISFIED . YOU CHOOSE! If youre hungry, HE WILL FEED YOU. If you believe youre already full, youve never TRULY been fed!
I Love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
The Lord be with you this day and always! Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings)
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Holy, Holy, Holy
May the peace of the Lord be with you today and alwaysKhandielese
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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