The Mary vs. Martha Mindset

A Daily Leadership Essentials Quote

from Veritas Leadership Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
by David J. Hall

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The difference between Mary & Martha during Jesus’ visit (see Luke 10 & Matthew 7):

🔹Martha was serving Jesus, but Mary was encountering Jesus.

🔹Martha was doing good things, but Mary was doing the PRIMARY thing.

🔹Martha was being hospitable to Jesus in her home, Mary was being hospitable to Jesus in her heart.

🔹Martha was concerned about what her guests might think of her less-than-perfect hospitality, Mary was concerned with what Jesus wanted to do in her own life.

🔹Martha recognized the special influence Jesus had in their social gathering, Mary recognized the special influence Jesus was having in her own heart and soul.

🔹Martha was good at seeing people’s needs and recruiting others to jump-in, Mary was good at seeing the PRIMARY need and personally drawing near to Jesus for fulfillment.

( djh / “Beyond Cultural Christianity” )

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Parents & Pastors

A Daily Thought Provoker Quote
from Heart & Path Journal at HeartPathJournal.net
Online Publications of David J. Hall

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“Those of us who are more seasoned in leadership must order our lives in such a way that we can carve out time to invest in the next generation of leaders.”

( Bill Hybels, Courageous Leadership )

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God’s Rebels

As followers of Jesus Christ we are taught via the scriptures to honor and obey the laws of the nation in which we live.

However, there are times when civil laws are contrary to God’s directives. The apostles themselves encountered this type of conflict:

“The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned…

‘We gave you strict orders not to teach in this Name, yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching…’

Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!'”

( Acts 5:27-29 )

At what point should we become God’s Rebels, and to what extent should we obey God rather than man? We should fulfill every single command and directive from God while we break only those laws of mankind that contradict God’s laws.

Let’s pray and preach in public, filling our cities with the Name and Message of Jesus Christ. Let’s be gracious, compassionate, and passionate Rebels of God.

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Christ-Warrior Potential of Children

Every powerful Man of God and Woman of God throughout history started out as a child.

Your son or daughter [or even other children within your sphere of influence] as unlikely as they may seem some days, could very well be tagged by God for an incredible mission in His Kingdom.

Samson was just one of many whose lives are recorded in scripture that show how God, from even before the time of their conception, had prepared to use them.

“The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him, and the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him…”

( Judges 13:24-25 )

Perhaps your children will be stirred by God to become:

  • A godly Parent to raise loved and nurtured children; or
  • A Business Executive to shine God’s light in a board room; or
  • A Preacher or Teacher of God’s Word in the church; or
  • A Nurse in an emergency room to care for those in life-and-death conditions; or
  • A Janitor in a school that needs a Prayer Warrior to intercede, praying onsite with insight, while working through the classrooms.

Never underestimate the Christ-Warrior potential of a child, regardless of their race, gender, or culture.

 

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