Spending Time …. Doing Nothing!

A while back, my wife sensed I was getting a bit stressed out due to a lot of competing time demands and commitments. So she sent me the following video. It helped remind me that God’s real desire for my life was not frantic service and exhausting productivity.  No…there is another option.  It was the one Jesus gently reminded Martha about in Luke 10:41-42, when He said  “Martha, 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.”

What was it that Mary chose?  She chose a calm, more relaxed approach to spending time with her Lord,  time that emphasized her relationship with Jesus more than her service to Jesus.  A timely reminder as I was preparing to begin my “40” Focus this week.

I  replayed this video today. Perhaps it will help you refocus motives as well.


Rick Amerine

Rick is the Senior Pastor at Maple Grove Christian Church, where he has served for over 25 years.