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.