MINISTRY THAT TOUCHES GOD (Continued)
"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman name Martha received him into her house.
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:38-42).
In addition to receiving Jesus in her house, Martha’s sister, Mary, is described as one who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His Word. "Also" is an inclusive term indicating Martha worshipped and prayed before the Lord. The difference is that Mary was continually before Him. Jesus said Mary had chosen the one needful thing or the good part which would not be taken from her. According to God’s Word, He shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. The Bible also declares that every good and perfect gift comes from above. All that Jesus spoke of concerning Mary’s ministry pointed to its heavenly vantage point. A ministry from a heavenly perspective is propelled by God’s supernatural power. Truly, the one needful thing in ministry today is pure-hearted, Christ-centered focus nurtured by the Holy Spirit, Who will lead and guide us into all truth.