Great Plains Daily Devotional for 7/18/2022

Today please be in prayer for

Ottawa: First UMC
Richter UMC
Five Rivers District
Ottawa: Trinity UMC
Five Rivers District
Overbrook UMC
Five Rivers District
Paola UMC
Five Rivers District

Today's Lectionary Text

Luke 10:38-42

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at Jesus’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her, then, to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things, but few things are needed—indeed only one. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Today's Devotional

This well-known story of Mary and Martha has provided challenges to Christians for centuries.  

We all want to be Mary, but we all have obligations like Martha.  We have all at times been either Mary or Martha in similar situations.  

How can you challenge yourself to be a Mary today? Can you continue that challenge to tomorrow and the next?


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