#iRevAdvent: Days 21-22

…but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her. Luke 10:42 AMP Eklegomai: to pick or choose out for oneself Well, we have come to the end of our time together. You. Me. And the sisters. What a delightful visit we’ve … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 20

…but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her. Luke 10:42 AMP Remember weeks ago, when our Advent series began, I told you about my silent retreat? Yes, one late October Saturday, the Lord and I sat together, uninterrupted for seven … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 19

Martha, Martha, you are worried, bothered and anxious about so many things;  but only one thing is necessary… Luke 10:41-42 AMP Disturbed. Divided. Disquieted. Take note of these definitions depicting Martha’s condition. I can’t imagine three words describing this year any better. The enemy has worked OVERTIME the past 12 months to disturb and divide us, leaving us with disquieted … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 18

But the Lord said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details…” Luke 10:41 Just sit for another moment and read Jesus’ response to Martha. Don’t miss this moment. Jesus has yet to address anyone directly in the home. I assume he came in, continuing the teaching from outside, sitting down … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 17

“Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part]! Luke 10:40 AMP I don’t know what it is about unloading the dishwasher… but in my home this is the one task that provokes the greatest … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 16

 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?” Luke 10:40 My mother was a very confident woman. If she was dissatisfied with ANYTHING, she was quick to let someone know about it. Mama was the customer … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 14 – 15

She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you…” Luke 10:40 A few weeks back, the fam and I sat down for a Sunday night meal. Thanksgiving was approaching and we talked at the kitchen table, making a hard copy list of all the holiday traditions we could not WAIT to … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 13

But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do…. Luke 10:40 MSG But Martha was distracted with much serving. Luke 10:40 ESV Upon first glance, it is easy to sneer at Martha’s seemingly self-indulgent busyness. She is scattering all about her home, making meal preparations, frazzled by crowds of people stirring at the … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 12

But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted… Luke 10:40 CUMBERED (perispaō): to be over-occupied, too busy about a thing. to be driven about mentally, to be distracted. to drag all around. Yesterday, we took inventory of what “clutters up” our mind. I encouraged you to make a run through the house…. Unload sin. … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 11

“But Martha was cumbered about [overly occupied…]”. Luke 10:40 KJV/AMP I don’t commonly use the word “cumbered” in my daily vocabulary. Honestly, I had to look a little deeper into this word. All I could think about was a cucumber. Which led me to recall Veggie Tales. And I knew then, I was on the … Continue reading