Recently, I asked God for direction on something and the phrase “the one thing” from the Martha and Mary story came to mind. As I asked God what He was trying to show me, I began to wonder if “the one thing” is choosing a lifestyle where we position ourselves to receive from Him.
Today, I was listening to a teaching by Creflo Dollar and he brought up that same story. Through Matthew 20:28 we learn that Jesus did not come to be ministered to, but to minister to us. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. We must first sit, rest and RECEIVE from Jesus before we can give to others. When we draw from Him, we become better givers. In fact, Jesus enjoys it when we draw from Him.
It’s always exciting to get confirmation on something that you feel God has been showing you. I wanted to share this with you in case it can be a blessing. I’ve included the links below to the full teaching and study notes which include several supporting verses. I’ll also be placing the "mini" study I did on this story in the Bible study section.
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