Do you ever wonder what is the one thing that is most important in life? What should I be focused on? Luke 10:38-42 tells us about a time when Jesus pointed out what is most important:
As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” (emphasis mine) (NLT)
What was the “one thing” that Jesus referred to? Mary was focused on sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to what He had so say. Spending time with Jesus was most important to her. That is still the “one thing” that is the most important thing we can do each day. We may not be able to physically sit at the feet of Jesus but we can spend time with Him each day in prayer and Bible reading. But many people struggle with how to study the Bible. What do I read? How can I be consistent? How does God “speak to you” in the Bible? Some friends and I have found a tool for readying the Bible that helps make daily reading and application a part of everyday life. We have created a blog where you can go for help and guidance in “discovering one thing.” Please go to the blog, read about the SOAP daily reading method and starting January 1st we will be posting some of our SOAP notes each day to help each other learn. Please join us at DiscoverOneThing!