One Thing

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In our multi-tasking mounting pressure culture to juggle your life AND plan your future well, there is a prayer whispered from the heart of a king that reveals to us the secret of the One Thing.

He was 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 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, Jesus made a reality. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:19  “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?”

Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, you are able to experience this kind of relationship with God everyday, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

May your day be rich and focused with this One Thing and may all the rest of life be filled by it.

God’s House


In the old Testiment, God’s house was the temple. It was a place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted.

A place to for Him to meet with you.

It was a place where the sacrifice could be made so that the people of God could enter into His presence and more to point, that His presence could enter His people.

In the New Testiment, Jesus became the sacrifice for sin and the Holy Spirit is given to all those who believe it. The house of God moved from a building to a heart…yours.

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Now it is your heart that is the place to leave the world outside and enter into His presence.

A place to experience His love and mercy.

A place to hear His Word and ask for forgiveness.

A place to get your priorities right and your perspective adjusted. It is the place that God meets with you. To live in and love in, to live with and to love with, to experience life with you everyday.

You have invited him into your heart, now invite him into every aspect of your day and watch your life be filled with overflowing worship.