The former bear wrestler, lion chaser, singing sheep keeper that faced the giant and beheaded him. This king who was the warrior worshipper prayed for this:
“I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.
That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.”
Psalm 27:4-5 MSG
It is the secret that David shouted out and the source that fueled his life. He knew that ONE THING was needed above all others : to live WITH God in His house every day. To enjoy Him, learn from Him and have a safe house to escape to when the world goes nuts. David lived in the palace but longed for the Temple.
The ONE THING thing David longed for is the very thing Jesus experienced and prayed:
“I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
John 17:20-21 NIV
Jesus prayed for you to experience this ONE THING everyday, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Above all else, before you take up whatever you must juggle, to enjoy God.
Enjoy God everyday, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
May your day be filled first with this one thing and may all the rest of life be impacted by it.