A CLOSER WALK
Read Luke 10: 38-42
The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you are
worried and distracted by many things. One thing
is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part.
It won’t be taken away from her.”
A Bible study reflection question caught my attention:
What three things in your life keep you from a closer relation-
ship with God? Instantly, the word busyness came to mind,
When I retired, I
envisioned days filled
with reading, studying,
writing, and indulging in the hobbies I enjoy. Instead I find
myself engulfed in a schedule that seems as frantic as earlier
days when I raised children, held a job, and maintained a
I began to consider, What does God want from me? While
I believe that God wants me to care for my family, church, and
community, I also believe God wants my time and attention.
God desires that I have more balance in my life. Do I rush
from one activity to the next, or do I take time to build a stronger relationship with God? Today, I dropped my busyness
and went for a long walk in the crisp air and sunshine on the
mountain close to my home. My mind was totally focused
on the magnificence and beauty of God’s creation. I had no
room for worry or fear.
When we take time out from the demands of our daily
lives, we can find a peaceful path, closer to God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the beauty of the world you
created. Help us to make time for you today and every day as
we focus on a closer walk with you. Amen.
Janice Hagood LeMaster (Alabama)
Prayer Focus: RETIREES
Thought for the Day
I will make time for God today.