Yesterday we stopped with Luke 10:38-42 Martha was irritated that she had company and no help. That is not really very hospitable. A guest does not come into our homes for the W Hotel treatment. They come to visit, to deepen relationship. We forget that most of the time. If what someone desires is a B&B with you "B-ing" the employee of the month, then maybe you should give them the number and directions to the W.
All kiding aside, and back on track now - Christ had quiet a day, the day He walked into Martha's house. He had been traveling, teaching, casting out demons. All along His road He was looking for people that would listen and learn. If it had of been me I would have been a bit tired - but God is so patient and Christ exemplified this when the diciples were still needing to grow up a bit. They desired to get everyone to stop "acting" like they were part of their God team when they in deed were not. However, Christ corrected their view of things. He told them his fathers' moto: "If they aren't against you, they are for you." This did not mean that those individuals come come with them on their journey though.
Christ needed the ones that were willing to be in His shadow. The "rebels with a cause" could not come. It seems many wanted to be part of the "Jesus Train", to be part of the "Movers and Shakers" of their times. But Gods agenda had to have those that when they had done all to stand - and the shakin' started - they would not move away.
"So who are you? Are you a "Mover and Shaker" or are you a "Shaken and not Moved"?Moving on....This same day atleast 3 men were shaken....Christ kept moving down the road. He didn't stop.
He was walking toward Mary and Martha's house with His disciples talking about the things that were to come. This is the conversation they were having:
(GWT)Luke 10: 1- 8 After this, the Lord appointed other disciples to go ahead of him to every city and place that he intended to go. They were to travel in pairs.As if Jesus' day had not been long enough, He then bumps into a religious expert who had something to prove. So Christ took the time to speak a tale to Him. He didn't stop though..He finally reached the door of Martha's house.
He told them, “The harvest is large, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord who gives this harvest to send workers to harvest his crops. Go! I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves. Don’t carry a wallet, a traveling bag, or sandals, and don’t stop to greet anyone on the way. Whenever you go into a house, greet the family right away with the words, ‘May there be peace in this house.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your greeting will be accepted. But if that’s not the case, your greeting will be rejected. Stay with the family that accepts you. Eat and drink whatever they offer you. After all, the worker deserves his pay. Do not move around from one house to another. Whenever you go into a city and the people welcome you, eat whatever they serve you. Heal the sick that are there, and tell the people, ‘The kingdom of God is near you!’
Look how God had gone before them all day long...planting those seeds. He watered them, nurtured them, protected them. This one day He planted so many seeds He could have a very fragrant center piece from the daisies if they desire to flower. He is doing His work, that of a diligent farmer. He also knows where to send His workers so that they will be most productive at working what has been planted.
He scatters and tells us to do as He does..not to stop. He tell people my workers are coming back in before me. Be prepared! Accept them as My Fathers workers. He tells us that we are to greet people with a blessing of peace. The rest He is aware of and has provided. He does not desire for us to be in lack of provision. This is the reason He says not to stop until you get to where you are to be going. He tells us not to hop around like we are chasing after the wind, but to stay until our work is done. He moves us. Mary understood this. Martha was unsettled and working in her own understanding. Christ cared so He shared some really good news with her. He told her Martha, it's okay...take a break. I just want to be "with you". I don't have a need for a B&B. My Father has taken care of all my needs. Just "B" with me. Nothing else need be added.
This day, I pray that you just B. Be...Cause.
As KB understands, there is only One Cause and that is Love....Love makes everything beautiful. I pray that you flower..... as He made you to flower.
With love and mercy...shine of His glory today,