Sunday, July 10, 2011
By Pastor Matt McFarland
Please open your Bible and follow along.
Verses referenced in this teaching:
The Complete Book of Jonah
Weekly Prayer By Rev. Loree Pardi
One Thing Is Needful
In the gospel of Luke chapter 10 we read about Mary and Martha. Martha was worried about many things while her sister Mary sat at the feet of Jesus to hear His Word. In this record we can see the contrast of being distracted mentally and choosing to stay focused on what’s really important. Sometimes we get so busy with the activity of everyday life that we tend to neglect the things that are most important. It’s very easy to put them aside until later, then it seems like later never comes and if we’re not careful they can easily slip away from us without noticing. Just like Mary, we need to make God’s Word our first priority, above all else, because we know that faith (believing) comes by hearing the Word of God. Scripture: Luke 10:41&42 And Jesus answered and said unto her, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful (worried) and troubled (agitated) about many things: But one thing is needful (necessary to provide what is needed): and Mary hath chosen (to make a selection from many other choices) that good (excellent) part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Prayer; Father, this day I praise for Your magnificent Word, for it is the light of my life, Jesus said, “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God “ and I thank You that Your Word truly is the bread of life. Father, I pray that You will give me the fortitude to make the choice in my heart, like Mary did, to hear Your Word, to make it a priority in my life so that I can learn how it works, that I might experience the fullness of Your power in my life. Father God, I ask for the understanding of it and that You will lead me and guide me by Your Spirit into all truth. Thank You for Your great love and for Your mighty power, I love You with all that is within me. In Jesus’ wonderful name I pray.