There are days when I battle with my indecisiveness. Some days you will find me in the store holding two items that have caught my eye, and a big question “which one do I choose out of these two now?”. I can almost hear my husband repeat every single time “Please pick the one thing that you like the most.”
As a Christian, we cannot serve both God and man. We should learn to choose what we want in Christ for the rest of our Christian life.
There is absolute contentment, healing, and anointing in choosing to seek God over anything else in this world.
While we see everything else will diminish, and devalue in time, what we choose in Christ will remain ever valued.
As I was meditating on God’s Word, I was drawn to the ‘One Thing’ the following 4 Biblical men and woman chose to make in their life:
MARY’S CHOICE –
The Creator, and Friend has just arrived at the residence of Martha and Mary. Imagine the crowd that must be eagerly waiting outside their house waiting to receive healing from Jesus. If it was in today’s time, everyone would have their cellphones or cameras out just to take a picture of Jesus. Visualize all of them now uploading those pictures to Facebook or Instagram and getting tons of likes and friend requests.
Martha is in the kitchen trying to whip up the best entrée and the sweetest dessert to make Jesus feel welcome in her house. But where is Mary? Sitting at the feet of Jesus?
She has shut down all the noises from outside and inside the kitchen and Chose that ONE THING that was needful.
Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and receive HIS Word. LUKE 10:42
—>What noises do you need to shut down today?
—>Is God asking you to spend more time with Him over everything else?
A young shepherd boy was watching over his father’s sheep, and one day along came a lion and a bear ready to attack these sheep.
Let us read I Samuel 17:35-38, NIV
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
He was destined for greatness for he knew no fear. He hears about this giant Philistine daring the scared Israelites. What does he do? He gets ready to dare this Goliath back in the name of the God of Israel.
This man’s name was David, and God chose him to be the king of Israel. Yet this king with all the power, servants, women, worldly riches and fame wanted this one thing.
The ONE THING David desired and sought after is what humbled me to write this post today.
David DESIRED to dwell in the house of God, to incessantly worship this great KING, and behold the beauty of the Lord. David realized God is the most powerful King and without this Yahweh there is nothing much to attain in this life.
—>What have you been seeking lately? Can it fulfill the deepest yearning of your heart?
BLIND MAN’S VISION:
A couple had a little boy who was born blind. I wonder if the mother heard the silent whispers in her community “so and so had a blind child, such a tragedy”. Let us read John 9 :1-25.
Now Jesus saw this blind man, and He spits on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. He tells him to wash it off, and comes back seeing everything. The blind man who has never seen the beautiful nature, or his parents before the healing recognized JESUS who healed him. How can that be?
The community is now whispering again- how can this blind beggar get his vision of a sudden. They question his parents and the man who was once blind.
It was as if the people were happier when this man was blind than see him healed.
Verse 25: 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!”
The ONE THING this once blind man chose to SEE was to see Jesus for who HE truly is. A most powerful God who came to give sight to a shunned, lonely blind beggar.
Mothers, remember your child with a disability or any illness is not an outcome of your sin. It is so because the works of God should be displayed through your child. Amen? The healing is coming to your house today.
—-> Have we chosen to see Jesus for who He truly is even during our most trying times?
Philippians 3:12-14, NLV: But I keep going on to make that life my own as Christ Jesus made me His own. No, brothers and sisters, I do not have that life yet. But I do one thing. I forget everything that is behind me and look forward to that which is ahead of me. My eyes are on the crown. I want to win the race and get the crown of God’s call from heaven through Christ Jesus.
Paul, a man of God who played a major part in being a accomplished writer and preacher in the BIBLE wanted to forget his every past achievements and regurgitating sins that was preventing him from moving forward. Instead, he wanted to focus on those very things that were ahead of him so that he could pursue and attain them.
He chose to be a runner whose eyes were FOCUSSED on that glorious prize, and didn’t deter despite the hurdles he faced in life.
- Have you chosen to focus on the prize that is waiting for you in Heaven?
- Do the trials of this world bring a pause and a fumble in your Christian race?
Tell that Roaring Devil the next time he distracts you with the noises, distractions, and reminders of your past sin that you have chosen your “ONE THING” in Christ Jesus today.
# How did these 4 godly individuals speak to you today?
What would be the ONE Thing you would choose/desire/seek/focus in Jesus today?
I desire to be known as a friend of God, and to remain unadulterated in this wretched world. – Diana
Won’t you pray for me as well ?
Until we meet again here next time,
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