Week 2 - Hold Your Horses

Mark Tolan


Paradigm:

  • A way of looking at something
  • A pair of internal glasses through which you see/comprehend the world

 

 

Hold Your Horses

 

 

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

 

 

Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

 

“Martha, Martha,”the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

 

The World: Speed Up

Jesus: Slow Down

 

Luke 10:41

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered 

 

 

The World: Be Distracted

Jesus: Be Present

 

 

Luke 10:40

But Martha was distracted

 

“Wherever you are be ALL there”

--Jim Elliot 

 

Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God

 

 

Luke 10:41

“Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things…

 

The World: Take Control

Jesus: Let Go

 

 

  • Where do I need to hold my horses and slow down even after things begin to speed back up again?
  • Where do I need to be more present?
  • Where do I need to hand over the reins and stop worrying?