Do I Have A “Mary Heart”?


“Perhaps you have felt the same way. You’ve known the Lord your whole life, and yet you haven’t found the peace and fulfillment you’ve always longed for. So you’ve stepped up the pace, hoping that in offering more service, somehow you will merit more love. You volunteer for everything: you sing in the choir, you teach Sunday school, you host backyard Bible Club, you visit the nursing home weekly. And yet you find yourself staring into the night and wondering if this is all there is.

“Or perhaps you’ve withdrawn from service. You’ve gone the route I’ve described above and, frankly, you’ve had it. You’ve stopped volunteering, stopped saying yes. No one calls anymore. No one asks anymore. You’re out of the loop and glad for it. And yet the peace and quiet holds no peace and quiet. The stillness hasn’t led to the closer walk with God you’d hoped for, just a sense of resentment. . . .

“. . . The message is this: salvation isn’t about what I do; it’s about what Jesus did. . . . ‘You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.’ . . . The ‘one thing’ is not found in doing more. It’s found by sitting at His feet.”

“Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World,” by Joanna Weaver

There is a joy in the journey…