When the days start to cool and the sun takes longer to wake up, there begins that feeling in the air of anticipation. All of the sounds, sights and smells become intensified as we begin the ever increasing hustle and bustle of the holiday season; until, there comes that moment when we no longer hear, see or smell and the joy of it all is completely gone. That is the moment when the season has lost its value and our focus is taken off of what really matters, the good part.
“And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42
The good part, the part that has eternal value, the part that will be remembered through all eternity. These are the things we should hold fast to, maintaining balance between the doing, the seeing and the hearing.
The doing. . .
“But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good; to the Jew first and also to the Gentile.” Romans 2:10
The seeing . . .
“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless.” II Peter 3:14
The hearing . . .
“Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when though doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.” Deuteronomy 12:28
Today, I will seek the good part through seeing, doing, and hearing I will seek God and the things which He has given me to do.
“This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgements: thou shalt therefore, keep them and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.” Deuteronomy 26:16