Are You Frazzled? 4/25/17

Are You Frazzled?

I awoke this morning with a list of about 10 things to do and immediately I felt frazzled and overwhelmed. Frazzled in the Cambridge Dictionary means:  extremely tired in a nervous or slightly worried way after a lot of mental or physical effort.  I knew my list was longer than I could accomplish in one day so I did the A,B,C method of prioritizing from the most important to the least important (that could be carried over to the next day).

Finally feeling like a failure, I invited God into my mess of a list. I prayed and cried out to Him that I couldn’t continue at this pace feeling as low as I did. Immediately, I felt his presence and felt peace wash over me. I was calm and ready to listen to what the Holy Spirit had to say. In my heart I heard the words, “My child, sit and rest awhile.” I began to feel less tired and frustrated about all of the things that needed to be done and just basked in His comfort with what I felt were the arms of Jesus holding me and assuring me that what was most important was sitting with Him and He would help me with my “tasks” at the right time.

Have you ever felt the presence and comfort of the Lord? Have you been a Martha or Mary in your life? In Luke Chapter 10:38-42 (ESV) the verses tell the story:

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus[d] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.[e] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

 I spent my time with Jesus as Mary did and was rewarded with His comfort and teaching about what my priority should be. Then the rest of my day was ordered. Yes, I was busy. No, I didn’t complete the whole list. But I was at peace because I had accomplished my Number 1 priority…Letting the Lord in and learning what is “the good portion…” 
And you…are you choosing to be Mary in your daily life? Are you able to set your Number 1 priority as spending time at rest in Jesus’ arms.” I pray that this short story of my day today has blessed you. I am learning to know the Lord intimately and pray the same for each of you.
God Bless,