Wednesday, July 11

Jesus Calling: July 17th, 2024

Jesus Calling - July 17th

Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find Me. You live among people who glorify busyness. Even those who know Me as Savior tend to march to the tempo of the world. They have bought into the illusion that more is always better: more meetings, more programs, more activity. Make time alone with Me your highest priority and deepest Joy. As you walk close to Me, I can bless others through you.


Song of Solomon (Songs) 2:13 (NLT)
13 The fig trees are forming young fruit,
    and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming.
Rise up, my darling!
    Come away with me, my fair one!”

Additional insight regarding Song of Songs 2:12,13: The lovers celebrated their joy in the creation and in their love. God created the world, the beauty of nature, and the gift of love and sex, and he gave us senses to enjoy them. Never let problems, conflicts, or the ravages of time ruin your ability to enjoy God's gifts. Take time to enjoy the world God has created. 

Luke 10:42 (NLT)
42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Additional insight regarding Luke 10:38-42: Mary and Martha both loved Jesus. On this occasion, they were both serving him. But Martha thought Mary's style of serving was inferior to hers. She didn't realize that in her desire to serve, she was actually neglecting her guest. Are you so busy doing things for Jesus that you're not spending any time with him? Don't let your service become self-serving. Jesus did not blame Martha for being concerned about household chores. He was only asking her to set priorities. Service to Christ can degenerate into mere busywork that is totally devoid of devotion to God.


  1. I am guilty of that . He should and needs to be priority.

  2. AnonymousJuly 17, 2023

    I sometimes am guilty of that too. But I try to set my priorities to be with him
    Every morning. Reading my daily meditation and thinking of what the message means.