Thursday, January 18, 2018

One Thing

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

If you really want to take a good photograph, you’ve got to get the main object of the picture in focus. The same is true in life. Your life needs to be focused too. I don’t know about you, but my most unproductive and dangerous times are unfocused times, and they can happen rather easily. Activities and responsibilities pull us in many directions and, before you know it, things get out of focus. The famed preacher, Charles H. Spurgeon once said, "Divided aims tend to distraction, weakness, and disappointment." Been there, done that!

As King of Israel, David must have had a lot on his plate. But he focused his sight on “one thing.” He wanted a heart that burned with passion for God all the days of his life. His quest wasn’t to merely read about God, or think about God, or talk about God. He wanted a vital, personal every day experience with his Lord. 

That focused passion is not hidden away. It finds its way into the every day activities and responsibilities of life. That ignited heart has a passionate desire to stick with the Lord through the hazardous twists and turns of life. It makes the hard climb up and down mountains and valleys. It runs full speed when necessary and stands still when necessary. In the old days, we called that being “on fire” for God.

“One thing,” Oh God, let the fire burn!

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple. Psalm 27.4

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the important reminder, especially in this busy world that we're living in today. My one thing now is to 'maximize my experiences with God on my pilgrimage in the Holy Land, Israel'.