This is the story of a very busy day and how the Lord helped me find peace. 6/7/18
I had much work to do. I had office work, house and laundry, grandchildren. My head works ahead to the next task. I work in the office, then rush to fold clothes and keep them in the basket because the last load won’t be long in drying and I can get more work done and not put these up til that last load is folded and save time. Unexpected errands send my head adjusting my daily calendar so I get children dressed and we are out the door. While out did they have lunch? Can I save time with a drive thru and them eat when I’m headed back to the office? I kept asking God for His peace and He kept giving it right away as He always does. I’d have to soon ask again.
I was thankful when the sun set and I was in my swing. This morning I woke worried about a situation with a family member and my head went into problem solving mode. Figure it out, fix it, move forward. This was all in the middle of devotions for the morning so that wasn’t good.
I heard clearly ‘drop some efficiency’.
I had to ask, ‘what does that mean’?
So my day before came before me, my morning starting out came before me, and this verse where Martha is being so efficient and Mary has chosen that thing that is so important came before me.
The Lord taught me that for peace in hectic times, I don’t need to have all my ducks in a row and everything done perfectly and timely. Taking time to breathe in His peace, and often, is more calming than anything I have found. I hope this helps anybody with a hectic day that loves feeling the peace of the Lord. God bless you!
Luke 10:38-42 – KJV – 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 heart 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.
Efficiency – Dictionary.com – 1. The state or quality of being efficient, or able to accomplish something with the least waste of time and effort; competency in performance. 2. Accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort: The assembly line increased industry’s efficiency. 3. The ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine, engine, etc., to the energy supplied to it, usually expressed as a percentage.