The Good Part (that Won’t Be Taken)

“Martha, Martha,

you are worried and bothered about so many things;

But only a few things are necessary,

really only one.

For Mary has chosen the good part,

which shall not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:41-42


Only one thing is necessary.  Many worries can and will occupy the space of our souls and minds if we give them room.  They will demand the focus of our attention and will consume the best of our hours each day, as if they are all very necessary to our existence.  But Jesus said, only ONE THING is truly necessary.

In reality, the things that get us all worked up and worried, (whether it’s people, events or situations) can all be taken, shaken or changed.

But Jesus looked with gentle love at Martha, as He looks at me, and to you, and offered a piece of wisdom that can change the way you view the whole world if you let it:

“One thing is needed, only one.  And it’s THE GOOD PART.  It will.not.be.taken from you.”  

One thing.  The good part.

Wrapped in this wonderful truth is an invitation: an invitation to sit at His feet, and

to find Peace Unshakable,

to know Love-Unchanging,

to experience Power-Unlimited,

to receive Goodness Unrestrained.  

To know Him- the ONE who will not be taken or shaken.

Do we hear His invitation in the midst of our worrying and scurrying?

If so, do we prioritize our moments and our days to reflect this truth?  For me, do I believe the invitation is real- so real- that in the midst of diapers, legos, baby snacks, and life-clutter, He will actually meet me in the quiet moments that I give Him…even if they are just moments?

Do not underestimate the power of sitting at His feet: listening, responding, being with Him.  The more you do it, the more you will want it, and the more you want it, the more you will make it a normal part of your life.  It’s the good part, it’s how we experience and are transformed by His heart.

He speaks sweetly, He leads gently, and He pours His love without measure into hearts that make room for Him.

Like Paul, we are invited to a place of intimacy with God that is so life-altering, once we experience such closeness with Him, everything else seems to be worthless.  (Philippians 3:8)

Sitting at his feet is where it begins.

What have you found to be the best time of day and the best place to spend time alone with God?