Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Most Important Thing
On my list for our trips to Colorado is always the desire to have a retreat day to one of my very favorite places ~ Glen Eyrie. My Dad makes this happen by watching my children for a day - thanks Dad!
As I drove on to the property, I was overwhelmed with God's goodness at sparing this amazing place. It was miraculously saved from the Waldo Canyon Fire - praise God!
The rest of this week, I'll be sharing things that emerged that day. I spent almost the first hour just sitting - not really thinking about anything, not doing anything, just. being. quiet. It is amazing how many different things you can hear when it is quiet - the drop of the water into the fountain, the chirp of the birds, the stirring of the breeze through the leaves, the skitter of the squirrel as he looks for something to nibble.
One passage I spent some time on that came to mind is this:
"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 only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'"
This is where my heart is camped out right now and the passage I think about when I lay down in bed at night. Is there something you're camped out on right now?