But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it-and I won’t take it away from her. “ Luke 10:41-42
Details. Details Details. As an aspiring professional writer, author, and entrepreneur, I have a lot of details that I need to fulfill. And sometimes, as I seek to fulfill all of the details of my writing ministry, I don’t always keep my time with the Lord a priority.
Mary and Martha welcomed Jesus into their home. But while Martha worried over the big dinner she was preparing for Jesus, Mary sat at his feet listening to his teachings. When Martha asked Jesus if it was fair for her sister to sit while she did all the work, Jesus replied that Mary was focused on the one detail that was most important to do at the time.
Aspiring writer, your life is probably also filled with many details. But if it is your desire to write for publication from the Christian point of view, there is one thing that has to be more important than any other detail in your life – your time with the Lord. As you fulfill all of your other life obligations, don’t forget this one thing.
Sharing the journey,
Aspiring writer’s prayer: Father, in the midst of my busy life, may I never forget the most important detail of all- my time with you. Amen.
Writer to writer: In the midst of your busy life, how do you keep your time with the Lord a priority as an aspiring Christian writer? Post your comments on my blog.