My mother in law bought this book for me LAST christmas. Last year, my New Year's Resolution was to start reading more. My goal was three books (which I thought was a lot at the time). Well I'm up to at least 4 starting in 2012 and its only the second month. See?! Some resolutions do work.
Anyway, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver is a great read for this time of year. Here we are at the end of February and we have hit the ground running after Christmas catching up on all things pre holiday season. Most of us are running around like chickens with our heads cut off. (I know we are here in the Shanks household). Its the shortest month yet seems to be the busiest for some reason. Who has time to spend time with God? Each day? Yeah right!
The book is based on the famous story of Mary and Martha. Martha is the busy bee. She is preparing a huge meal for Jesus and all of his followers in her home. Her heart is in the preparation and being a happy hostess. If the guests are comfortable then she is comfortable. Mary is the more relaxed one. She is more than content to just sit at Jesus' feet and listen while he is in their home. This drives Martha crazy. Thanks Mary for nothing! She isn't doing anything to help prepare this big extravagant meal. Yet, Jesus sides with Mary. He wants us at his feet. Easier said than done if you are a Martha!!
So, let me know if anyone is interested in borrowing my copy. There is a great study at the end of the book for each chapter if you want to go deeper (which I also recommend).
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