What is something you would like to do more, but never seem to have the time to do?
Let’s look at a story where people are investing their time in different ways and see what Jesus says about it.
Read Luke 10:38-42
1. What things do you observe about Martha from this passage?
2. How is Mary using her time differently?
3. What specifically does Martha want and how does Jesus respond to her?
4. Does the way Jesus responded seem surprising to you? Why or why not?
5. Do you identify more with Martha (worried about many things) or Mary (able to rest and in a place to hear from Jesus) or neither or both? Why?
6. What are ways you spend your time wisely? What are some ways you spend your time foolishly? Are there any things you know are important that are currently getting pushed out by other things?
7. How do you personally decide what things should be priorities in your life? How does spending time with God in his Word and prayer help you shape your priorities?
8. Think about your typical 24 hour day:
What are some of the activities you do in a typical day? (examples might be sleep, school, personal hygiene, eating, homework, watching TV/movies, social media, spending time with God, sports or clubs, jobs etc.)
The two clocks below represent the 24 hours in your typical day. Draw two clocks like the ones below on a separate sheet of paper. Fill in the clocks with how much time you typically spend on each activity.
9. As you look at the clocks above, Do you feel like the most important things are getting the time they need? What adjustments do you think God is leading you make in your life and schedule to make sure you don’t let the important things get pushed out by the less important things?
10. Where in your schedule do you have time to spend time with Jesus and learn from him? If you don’t have it, where do you think God wants you to put it?
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