Dave says “Make me more like Mary”
He thinks you should become more like Mary too
During Ed Springer’s first talk at the recent youth convention, KYCK #1 2010, I was challenged to spend more time listening and less time speaking. “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” (Ecclesiastes 5:2) Part of our creatureliness is that we should spend more time listening to our Creator rather than being a motor-mouth.
I normally have good habits in regular personal bible reading. Maybe it was pride, laziness, the devil or a combo, but in the week leading up to the convention, I didn’t take out much time to read the Bible. Challenged by the talk, when I got back to my room, I read the next passage in my reading plan. It was the 2nd half of Luke 10.
Check this out for a timely word to HEAR:
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42 NIV)