#213: What Is Practical About Jesus?

Why a Preoccupation With Christ Eminently Practical

Many (if not most) modern Christians have a “pop-up Jesus”… we “pop him up” on Sunday morning, or maybe while we’re listening to Christian radio.

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But when the chips are down (sickness, relationship trouble, financial problems), we often turn to more “practical” answers, like medical science, Dr. Phil, and good financial books. None of that is bad. But if we put our faith in those things, we’re sunk.

We need to pursue, and be preoccupied, with “the One Thing” for all Christians.

If you are a Christian, there is only one thing you need. And we should be obsessed with that One Thing.

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Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:38-42

Whenever you find yourself worried about “many things”, remember the One Thing that is needful. Jesus.

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2 thoughts on “#213: What Is Practical About Jesus?

  1. I write about this all the time. When everything goes okay, nobody even thinks of God, but when something goes wrong then all of a sudden everybody knows where to look for help.

    Being a Christian is not a once in a blue moon thing… you live Christianity. You don’t go to God. You live with God. You don’t rely on man made solutions. You rely on God.

    It is not easy but it is worth it in the end.

  2. Great reminder of the practical aspects of Jesus, Ray! I appreciate the illuminating of Mary and Martha’s story with Jesus… Sitting, listening, drawing life from and resting in Him. I needed to hear that today! 🙂

    I’m probably not as good a dancer as you 😉 but I “sing” for Jesus through song. In fact, my morning alarm is worship music. Great way to begin the day!