But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10: 41-42).

My life has always been busy and leaves me feeling stretched. Each stage has brought new duties and/or commitments. Job responsibilities and assignments fill my work hours. Volunteer hours, along with family commitments and household chores, fill the majority of my remaining waking hours. I admit I am more of a “Martha” and not always a “Mary.” But I am always amazed at what spending time in God’s Word will do! I am refreshed, refocused, and renewed.

Check out the Bible study Balancing Life's Challenges on the LWML website. This study and many others help us to focus on God as our priority in our daily life.

Karla Koehler