Thursday, June 9, 2011

Truth for Thursday

Today we will review Chapter 5 : "Womanly Dominion In The New Testament". I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)

Chanski gives us four examples of women who took dominion in the New Testament. This week we will look at the second, Mary, the Sister of Martha.

We read in Luke 10:38-42 that there were two sisters Mary and Martha. Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. While He was there Mary was seated at Jesus' feet, listening to His Words. Martha was too distracted with all the preparations and seemed frustrated at the fact that she was doing all the work by herself and her sister wasn't helping. Can any of you relate? I know I can. Martha says to Jesus, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me" (verse 40). "And Jesus answered and said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her' (verse 41)."

Mary chose the one thing necessary. While there were things around the house that needed to be done, she did not let those things take her away from spending time at the Lord's feet. "In the crucial area of keeping her heart, Mary refused to permit her environment to dominate her; instead, she chose to dominate her environment. She manhandled her schedule in such a way as to make time with the Lord Jesus a non-negotiable priority" (Chanski, page 87). Now that is a woman of dominion for sure!

What are some ways you can dominate your environment in order to make your time with the Lord Jesus a non-negotiable priority?


  1. I can relate to Martha. She wanted the house to be in order for Jesus. She wanted him to have a good meal. She really was doing it for the Master but she let the home have dominion.
    Aren't we all guilty at time? We never get to the place to where everything is in perfect order but we need to first go to the Master for help and strength for the day. I find things go so much better when the Master has priority.

  2. In the past, I've often found myself negotiating my quiet time with the LORD. I've learned my day just doesn't go right if I don't have my moments with Him. I arise earlier than the rest of my family so I can have my quiet time. If the kids awaken, they know to just sit quietly until I'm finished.

    Great post, Theresa! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  3. Oh your new look is great! How creative are you?

    I am seeing I have to rise is only in the quiet of the morning that I seem to get my time in with the Lord and then again when I put my youngest to bed to stop my room and just be still. I am learning I need to be still.

    Thanks...this is great!

  4. Thank you so much for the labor advice! Love, Traci


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