Has it ever happened to you that while on a commercial break from a favourite, perhaps important program, you decided to browse through other channels to while away time and bumped on another program that caught your attention and got you carried away, such that by the time you returned to the previous channel, you had missed a better portion of the program? Well, there’s a reason why the anchor of TV/Radio programs always say, “Don’t touch that dial.”
Many times, we start the day on a good note. We spend quality time with the TRINITY. We are tuned to the highest frequency of the heavenlies. But amidst the hustling and bustling, we fail to stay tuned to the heavenly channel and so miss out on important instructions and revelations. We pay attention to every other detail, except the most important detail – being in tune with the Holy Spirit. Our hearts and minds are cluttered with lots of issues, lots of stuff to deal with, there’s hardly ever any room or space reserved for communion with Jesus. All kinds of thoughts run through our heads and minds, except the thought of God. We busily, busily browse through other channels and fail to STAY TUNED to the most important channel of all.
Let’s see from the scriptures, someone who spent her day exactly like this. Her story is in Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)
“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught (MSG says, “hanging on to every word He said”). But Martha (AMP included, “overly occupied and too busy”) was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.””
Martha was overly occupied and too busy, there was no time to commune with Jesus, while Mary stayed and learned at Jesus’ feet, hanging on to every word He said. When Martha complained to Jesus, probably thinking Jesus would understand and endorse her way of doing things, He quickly pointed out her error. According to Jesus, Mary chose the right thing to do and the benefits of her action can never be taken from her. Whatever she gleaned from Jesus that day would remain permanently with her. Martha, on the other hand, was missing out on the best part of the opportunity of having Jesus as a guest.
Many of us are like Martha, keeping busy with so many irrelevant things (as far as God is concerned), while neglecting the only relevant thing, thereby missing out on what God has in store for us. It’s another day, what are you gonna do about it? Are you gonna be a Martha or a Mary? The choice is yours. Today (and every day), be sure to plug in to the heavenly channel and maintain an established connection with God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Stay tuned, don’t go anywhere, and don’t touch that dial!
Jesus is LORD!