This week our guest Andy Strohm speaks about how the distractions of life, both those imposed and those sought after, can hinder our relationship with the Lord and our growth in his Kingdom. In this passage of Luke chapter 10 we see that Martha may have been the queen of hospitality, but she was a bit of a joker when it came to the matter of spending time with Jesus.
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus[a] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.[b] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”