January 4, 2012

One Thing

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- January 4, 2012

“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.” Psalm 27:4, The Message

There are rival voices in the mind of a Christian that compete for the ear of God. It may a voice of concern over a wayward son or daughter. Another voice cries out for healing of a diseased body. A sincere voice asks to know God’s will and direction for living. All of these voices vie for the Lord’s attention and are close to His heart. But there is one request that collates all of these needs—to enter into the presence of Jesus in prayer.

We need the personalized presence of Christ like a hiker reaching a mountain summit needs oxygen. It is in this place of praise that we see the beauty of His holiness and we study at His feet. The doors to His house of worship are always open to our hungry heart and inquisitive mind. We enter into His courts because He is the One Thing we need. As we live with our Lord we emulate His ways. His warm hospitality is like heaven on earth.

“He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25

What is the one thing that drives your life? If nothing else gets accomplished in a day, what captures your affection and attention? These answers define your priorities. What you focus on is what you become. For example, if it’s money, then status and stuff become your goal. However, if heaven’s agenda is your daily “to do” list, then you will say no to those things unnecessary to God’s goals, and yes to furthering His plan.

Consider a monthly audit of your calendar and checkbook with a trusted friend or two. Ask them to hold you accountable in how you spend your time and money. Look for alignment around Almighty God’s agenda for your life. Does your giving support your church and ministries that serve people in Jesus name? Is your time a trusted resource for relationships that need your counsel? Ask the Lord for one thing: to live close with Him.

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

How do I need to rearrange my schedule, so that I can slow down and enjoy Christ’s company?

Related Readings: Psalm 62:11; Mark 10:21; Galatians 3:2; 1 Peter 3:8

Post/Tweet this today:
We need the presence of Christ like a hiker reaching a mountain summit needs oxygen. #prayer

Support Wisdom Hunters: Learn how you can help us reach other Wisdom Hunters with your monthly donation… click here: http://wisdomhunters.com/support-wh/

All Wisdom Hunters eBooks are .99 until January 31st… http://bit.ly/jHlNX0


  1. cbd store says:

    I am the co-founder of JustCBD brand (justcbdstore.com) and I’m presently looking to expand my wholesale side of company. It would be great if anybody at targetdomain can help me . I thought that the most effective way to do this would be to reach out to vape stores and cbd stores. I was hoping if anybody could recommend a trusted web site where I can buy Vape Shop Business Contact Details I am already examining creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not exactly sure which one would be the most ideal solution and would appreciate any advice on this. Or would it be much simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  2. Foot Ball says:

    There’s definately a lot to learn about this issue. I like all the points you’ve made.

  3. Bomme Studio says:

    This is the right blog for anyone who would like to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  4. Great blog you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find high quality writing like yours these days. I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  5. Somly says:

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

Comments are closed.

Recent Posts