November 5, 2014

Read: Luke 10:38-42

How often are we so busy that we have to decide what we can't do that day? We call it prioritization, but it goes deeper than that. How we choose to prioritize things reveals so much about what we value, doesn't it? "I really need to do laundry after the kids go to bed, but the kids want me to read a bedtime story to them."

At the end of Luke 10, Mary and Martha were BOTH faced with a choice of priorities. When their King came into Martha's home, she immediately tried to make her home perfect for her Lord by cooking, cleaning and doing other chores.  As we all know, Mary chose a different option. She decided that doing chores was less important than listening to Jesus, even at the expense of making her sister angry in her own home.

We all face choices every day. It occurred to me recently that when I choose to not spend time in God's word during the course of a rough day, I've made countless decisions in which I've decided that something else was more important than God and His word.

Let's make better decisions, starting with the most important one.

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for wisdom. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have. Intercede for your immediate family and other relatives regarding their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.