My children and now my grand children are the joys of my life.
When we made the decision to move we knew we had a call on our lives and we knew this was going to take us further away from our children. God told us to go, we obeyed.
Well, here we are. Dennis’ practice is thriving. We had no doubt that He would take off. Kingman Regional Medical Center and cardiology in the Mohave desert will never be the same.
We also knew God was taking me to the desert for a reason, to be quiet, study and be emersed in God’s Word so I could be equipped to write. I took off and got busy. First it is busy unpacking. Oh and I have to make friends. I have to be busy doing errands, looking for land, now building a house. Wait! Remember Martha?
In Luke 10:38-42 we find the story of the 2 sisters of Lazarus. Martha welcomes Jesus into the home, according to verse 39 they both sat at Jesus’ feet to listen to Him. But Martha was distracted by worries and she was troubled. She was serving Him. She said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
Jesus tells her she is too worried and troubled and her sister “has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
I don’t think Jesus wanted Martha to give up her hospitality, He just wanted her to have balance. He was speaking His Word and Mary was listening. Hearing (reading) the word of Jesus is the key.
The importance of obedience and doing the “good part” is what will effect and influence these next two generations.
This morning I felt just as Timothy or Titus must have felt when they received Paul’s letters. My brother, Pastor Jim can encourage and rebuke in the same breath and just like Timothy and Titus, I am refreshed and ready to move ahead with God’s plan. I feel safe in the multitude of counselors (Proverbs 11:14).
Continually learning and thankful ~Susie