Even though she didn't sit at the feet of Jesus like her sister Mary, the biblical woman Martha was loved just as she was, and so are you. This practical resource encourages modern-day Marthas to sit down spiritually as they turn in try-hard striving to receive hope-filled freedom without losing their doer's heart in the process.
Doers have a unique role in God's kingdom too. They need to be affirmed in their instinct to do, rather than sit, and also be reminded that they don't have to overdo in order to be worthy. This book wasn't written for you to add or subtract items on your to-do list. It's an invitation to embrace the good of the Good news. Step into your position as a daughter of God and enjoy life as a doer.
Part I: Striving
- The Big To-Do: God's Love for the Doer's Heart
- The Worry-and-Worship Conflict: Laying Down "What If" and Lifting Up "Even If"
- These Shoulders: The Heavy Load That Dependable Daughters Carry
Part II: Sitting
- How Much Is Required?: The Completed Work of the Cross
- Are You In a Swivel Chair or Comfy Recliner?: Grace with No Strings Attached
- Possessing What's Already Yours: Enjoying Your Spiritual Inheritance
Part III: Standing
- The Middle Ground Between Striving and Slowing: Stewarding Well Without Overdoing It
- Easy Does It: Rest for the Try-Hard Soul
- Sit Down as You Stand Up: Living Settled Even When You're Busy
- Dear Modern Martha: Serving from a Place of Strength and Peace
Bible Study for Individuals and/or Groups
- Introduction to Bible Study
- A Loved Heart, a Worshipful Soul (Romans 8; Revelation 4)
- A Daughter's Heart, a Redeemed Soul (Galatians 4; Hebrews 9)
- A Grace-Filled Heart, a Secure Soul (Ephesians 1; 1 Peter 1)
- A Hopeful Heart, a Peaceful Soul (Galatians 5; Hebrews 4)
- A Settled Heart, a Freed Soul (Ephesians 2; Romans 5)