DayBreaks for 11/26/12 – Just One Thing
Mark 10:21 (NLT) – 21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Luke 10:41-42 (NLT) – 41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Psalm 27:4 (NLT) – 4 The one thing I ask of the LORD— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
These three verses all have one thing in common. They talk about the importance of “one thing”. With the rich young man, it was one thing that was standing between himself and the Lord he professed to love and want to serve. In the second case, Martha was worried about many things, but Jesus tells her that there is just one thing that deserves our concern. In the last case, David speaks of the one thing he desired – and I think it was the one thing that Martha and the young man both wanted deep inside.
Let your mind consider this question: if Jesus were to speak to you directly, what one thing would he point out to you that is lacking in your life? Would it be money? No – echo his words to Martha and the rich man. Would it be more time? No – we have all been given all the time we need – it’s just a question of how we use what we’ve been given.
I suspect that the one thing for all of us would have to do with our relationship with him. We may need more passion for the things of the Lord. And that, my friends, includes all of us!
Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple. ><}}}”>
PRAYER: Spirit, reveal to us the one thing that You want us to know right now about who we are, what we do, what we need to change…and give us the passion to want that for ourselves as much as You want it for us! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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