While they were traveling, [Jesus] entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.”
The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
Working for God without spending time with God is a fast-track to frustration. Taking time to listen and learn from Jesus is a pathway to peace.
Often we may seek to work for the Kingdom because it produces the immediate gratification of a job well done. This is not a bad thing, but separated from quality time simply listening to the King, it’s not the best thing.
Don’t just work for Jesus, walk with Him, and in doing so you’ll not only be able to learn; you’ll also be showing your love.