The Outer Court

We women have a defining quality that allows us to bond with one another. We are social butterflies, and friendship is a vital part of our lives.

Unfortunately over a period of time, our solidarity with one another has been placed on the back burner. There are shifts in our responsibilities have taken precedence.

From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, our minds are jam-packed with unattainable to-do lists. By the evening, our bodies are exhausted. We find ourselves with little to no energy to do anything else.

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Whether we have discovered it or not, we all have at least one similar characteristic from either Mary or Martha. These two sisters are mentioned in Luke 10:40. Mary did not take it lightly that there were things that needed to be accomplished. But in the frenzy of the day, she considered it a privilege to pause and sit at Jesus’ feet, gaining what could never be taken away.

On the other hand, Martha worried about what was not getting done. Her motive may have been in the right place, but her priorities were mislaid. Her feverish attempts to impress Jesus caused her to miss an opportunity to pause in His presence.

Pause and think about it: Does your life resemble Mary’s or Martha’s’, or maybe a little of both? I’m sure you have good intentions to spend time in prayer, but you find that your busy schedule or responsibilities hinder you from pausing with God. Well if you are reading this; today you get a another chance to be determined in making Him a priority. God is patiently waiting to give you what can never be taken away.

Until next time, don’t forget to pause and leave us a comment or click on one of our social media platforms below and ‘like’ us.

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Sheri Powell is the Author of Pausing With God A Journey Through Menopause (available in English and Spanish), Pausing In His Presence A Shut In Experience, The Ministry of My Mother: A Woman of Excellence and recently published God’s Got It Don’t Worry About Anything. Sheri’s heart beats to Engage, Encourage, Empower and Equip women of all ages, that in all you do; don’t to Forget To Pause! Sheri and her family reside in Florida. Sheri is available for seminars, conferences, evangelistic outreaches, youth events, bible studies, workshops or book signings at your event(s). To contact or book Sheri for your engagement, submit request by US Mail: Pausing With God Ministries P.O. Box 9172 Fleming Island, FL 32006 or

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