January 6, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional :- SEEK GOD FOR WHAT HE CREATED YOU FOR AND NOT YOUR NEED – LUKE 10:38-42
Don’t let your fellowship with God centre around what you need Him for only but let it centre on what God made you for. God made you for His pleasure but you also need Him for issues in your life. For example, as a minister of the gospel, I need God for many things I can’t get by myself. I need God for power and anointing but if my relationship with God centres around those things alone, I won’t grow and I will not develop my spirit.
There are two issues that we deal with constantly in our walk with God:
a. What we need Him for
b. What He made us for.
These two things are well illustrated in the lives of two sisters in the Bible: Mary and Martha.
Luke 10:38-42 says;
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Martha was consumed with serving while Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to Him. Of the two of them, neither actually did anything wrong, but Mary did something much more vital to God and the reason for her creation. The Bible says after some time Martha was distracted with much serving. Note the word “distracted” because it is key to the subject matter here. One of the things the devil uses to break your spiritual focus in developing your spirit and walking with God is distraction.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to develop my spirit through daily fellowship with you and in your word. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 13:5-15:21, Matthew 5:27-48, Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33