I am so full right now I could just explode!! Not physically full but spiritually full. Todd & I are participating in a couple of Bible studies together – one is a discipleship training class called “Not A Fan”, and the other is for our 6th Grade Sunday School class: “Experiencing God – Youth Edition.”
I have mentioned in earlier posts that I am trying to have a Mary mentality for 2012. We are very rarely home, so the Martha mentality tries to overtake me whenever I do have a scoop of time at home. When we do make it home after a work day, we are usually home just long enough to make a mess only to have to turn around to go to another function and leave the mess behind with a promise to tend to it as soon as time becomes available. Over the years, I’ve developed a practice of giving it a ‘lick and a promise’ for another day! Frustrating. (especially if company comes over — EEK!)
Because of this busy-ness, I always feel like there’s a ‘Mary’ screaming to get out of this ‘Martha’ body. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be in God’s word, however, it is sad to say that because of our fast-paced life it is easier for me to stay in God’s word if I have accountability. Discipleship training classes/Bible studies help hold me accountable to staying in God’s word every day. I was hooked at my first study, so that always keeps me searching out more! (thank God!) I have so many books that I want to read right now and do not know how I will ever get to them, but looking at them keeps me eager to find the time.
I have spent time in both studies this morning and I just have to say I am overflowing! I wish I could take at least half a day every day to just dive into God’s word. I will have to say that today, when I desperately need to be a Martha around the home, being Mary has been so fulfilling. The Martha that is about to appear will be so much more happy since Mary was allowed to visit! 🙂
I want to leave you with a thought from ‘Not A Fan’ that I posted on Facebook earlier today: