God has been trying to teach me some important things lately, though. He's been beckoning me to sit at His feet. To be a Mary in a Martha world. (And sometimes that may mean that my house will not always be spotless but my conscience will). I am surprised at how much I have resisted. "But, Lord, I have to take care of what you've given me." "This is the only moment I have to clean, you understand." "If my house looks dirty, someone might think I'm lazy." "Can we wait until I put the dishes away?" Of course He waits. But by then, the free moment is gone. And I missed it. Oh, I can always pick up on my time with Him whenever I can and He will lovingly meet with me, but I wonder what strength I could have gained for the moment, what joy could have been mine for the rest of the day had I only left some less important things undone.
Here is a wonderful song for those Mary moments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it8mPXP_K7k