One Thing Is Necessary
Written by: Steve Dalton Recorded by: Justin Dalton
This meditation was written in March as I thought about my word for the year, which is "focus". I love how frazzled Martha seems to be in this story. And Jesus doesn't slam her, or scold her, He simply points her to the "one thing" which really matters. I was encouraged by the reminder to focus on the one thing.
Then in April my world began to collapse around me. My wife of 24 years announced she was done, and wanted a divorce. I have had incredible ups and downs over the past few months. At times it has been hard to focus on work, on taking care of myself physically, and trying to enjoy life. At times I have felt like Martha. I have even prayed her words, "Lord do you not care?"
He does care. And the proof that He cares is He keeps pointing me to the one thing. The one thing that is necessary for life, the one thing that is necessary for joy, the one thing that we can always depend on during our best days and on the days when life is falling apart.
I hope and pray that if you are going through a time of minor distraction or a time when life implodes that this scripture will encourage you as it has me.
Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42