Excuse Her

Two Friends Hugging

I really have no excuse. The word prompt a couple of weeks ago was her, but I wasn’t quite ready to join this group, so excuse me while I talk about her.

I know her. She sits at Jesus feet. Listening. Radiant. Hopeful. Loving. Restful. At peace.

I know her. She’s busy serving everyone. Scattered in her thoughts. Resentful and critical of others who are not serving like her.

We don’t have to be a Mary or a Martha, we can be a combination of the two women and by the Spirit of God, we can be a life-giving woman of God.

I know her. She sits at Jesus feet, then carries His heart and spirit attitude with her throughout her day as she serves others.

There’s no excuse to not be her, a life-giving woman of God by the Spirit of God – if we surrender to Him.

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*Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. Today’s prompt…excuse.

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14 thoughts on “Excuse Her”

  1. To paraphrase Walt Whitman, she contains multitudes. We are each created multifaceted, unique in our talents and flaws, and try as we might, it’s only through knowing and loving God that we can truly find harmony with all our parts.

    Lovely post!

  2. “We don’t have to be a Mary or a Martha, we can be a combination of the two women and by the Spirit of God, we can be a life-giving woman of God.”–YES, I really love this quote with his Spirit we can be life giving. So incredible. Deirdre FMF#1

  3. “by the Spirit of God, we can be a life-giving woman of God.” Thank you for your beautiful words, Lisa. May the Spirit help me to always be life-giving, not life-draining.
    Karen (FMF #8)

  4. Yup. Love this! I heard another good take on Mary & Martha a few years ago that has stuck with me. From a teen no less! He positioned that Martha was actually just doing her job. Her issue was expecting Mary to be doing the same thing and to be just like her. Just like you, I’m both, and just like that teenager thought, I get into a bad frame of mind when I expect everyone else to be doing what I am. Great words—thank you.

  5. WOW! That was really beautiful! I loved it. I know her too. Both of them. Thank you for sharing. Terri #3 FMF

  6. I have been catching up on your posts (I’m new to it…and so glad to have found it!) and this was yet another encouraging one this morning. “Resentful and critical of those not serving like her…” ouch. And so easy to do. Thanks for sharing truth.

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