Daily SOAP: One Necessary Thing

My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Luke 10.


“But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42


One thing is NECESSARY. We must choose to do the one thing. Martha was worried and distracted by so many other things–perhaps good things–but Mary chose the one necessary thing, and for this, she was commended by Jesus.

Worry and anxiety in life seems to come when we fail to choose the one necessary thing.


It’s so easy in life to NOT choose the one necessary thing–sitting at the Lord’s feet and hearing from Him. Even good things crowd out this necessary priority. My application: do this one thing FIRST and then move on to other things.


Father, like Martha, I get distracted by so many things. Forgive me for this subtle way in which I take ownership of my life. I belong to You, and I should be listening to You everyday–sitting at your feet–doing the one necessary thing FIRST. And this because I love You!


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