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 The “Martha” Anointing
            Rita’s thoughts

A few years ago I wrote an article on “The Naomi Anointing”.  I said that I would rather be a Naomi than a Ruth.   While at a go-cart track the other day somewhere between the beating sun and the roar of the carts it came to me that I tend to have a ”Martha anointing”.  Now we all know that to have a “Martha, Martha anointing” is to be too busy and not paying attention, or taking time for God’s Word, or spending time in prayer and quiet things.  Isn’t this what most people think?  Haven’t most of us put Bible characters in boxes and branded them with the worst mistake that they ever made?  What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name King David.  Naturally you think of his affair with Bathsheba or how he disposed of her husband.  Then there is Samson and his affair with Delilah.  And don’t forget Peter and all his wrong turns.  It goes on and on.  Of course we know the great things they did, but we tend to hold the bad things a little over their heads.  We do much the same with Martha. 

 In the Bible Martha was a busy person.  She was a doer, an organizer, a fixer, a planner and loved helping people in every way she could.  (Luke 10:38-42)  In fact from the way you look at the scriptures her first priority was to do her best for everyone else.  In “The Message” Bible it says, “As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village.  A woman by the name of Martha welcomed Him and made Him feel quite at home.”  It is not often in the Bible you read of a welcoming such as this.

In John 11, when Martha heard that Jesus was coming after Lazarus died, she went out to meet him alone.  She wanted to share with him what was on her heart. She told Jesus that if He had been there her brother would not have died.  (Her faith was so strong that she knew Jesus would have never let that happen.)  Then she let her faith rise up in her again and she declared, “I know that whatever You ask God, He will give You.”  Wow, what a statement.  She was so full of faith.  And then Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.  I like this verse in John 11:5, “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister…….”.   He knew the faith of Martha.  It doesn’t mean He loved her more.  You never know, but perhaps the faith of Martha was one of the reasons that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.

 If someone has jokingly called you a “Martha, Martha” now you can look at them straight in the eye, grin real big, jump up and down if you feel like it, and thank them profusely.  They will wonder what in the world you are doing.  Then you can tell them about the “Martha Anointing”.

Let’s be careful not to brand anyone on their failures, but look for the anointing’s in their lives.

Henry & Rita 

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