"Now it came to pass, as they went, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha recieved him into her house.
And she had a sister calle Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
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 10:38-42)
How many times do we get to the end of the day and wonder what it is we have been doing all day? How many times do we set out a 'to do' list that never seems to get finished and we become disillusioned by our achievements?
Sometimes we become so caught up in the world that we get to end of the day and find we havent included the Lord along the way, even though we had planned to, he somehow gets forgotten.
Martha was instructed to choose the 'good part' and that instruction holds true for all of us, we need to choose the good things that bring us closer to Our Heavenly Father and thereby allowing Him to bless us in return.
To choose the good part, we need to put the Lord first. That means before we venture out into the world we should pause and spend time with Him. This may be through prayer, scripture study, or meditation or all three. By putting the Lord first we are showing him how much we love him and then he will bless us accordingly.
I know when i put the Lord first that i find time, energy and motivation to do the things i need to do every day.