The Power of choosing that ONE THING over anything else in this world

The Power of choosing that ONE THING over anything else in this world

The Power of choosing that ONE THING over anything else in this world

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:

 The Power of Choosing that ONE THING

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?

DAVID’S DESIRE:

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.

One Thing I desire

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?

 

PAUL’S FOCUS:

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?

 

Ponder Upon: 

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,

Diana

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About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Yes trials do sometimes cause me to fumble. But I am always encouraged to pick up and keep going because my relationship with the Lord now and in the future is worth it.

  2. This was an amazing post today!! We all need to truly realize that we can not serve two things (God and man) God is always the best choice, even when it causes us difficulty within this world. We are called to be set apart!

    1. Keisha, thank you for those blessed comments- it is impossible to please man for they end up short. But simply sitting at God’s feet is so fulfilling

  3. This reminds me of what the preacher taught about today; the Fall of Babylon; Revelation 18. He talked about how the systems of this world will come tumbling down and encouraged us to lean on The faith in God for it will stand the test of time.

  4. The Alabaster box story is one of my favorites, Mary out aside her work and her sister’s disapproval. Had she not, she would have been able to anoint the Lord. He ministered to her, and He allowed her to minister to Him.

    1. Anne, I do not believe I have read that book yet. Will look into it. I am so glad you are doing a Bible study and this post on Mary was similar as well. Amazing how the Holy Spirit works right?
      Blessings

  5. Loved how you put characters of different race to portray that the One Thing in Jesus was abundantly more than enough.
    Mary shut down the noises and pleasing people, my favorite. Truly Blessed by this. God Bless you.

    1. Thank you Neethu for your blessed comments. Each of these different characters encouraged me to choose the One Thing and write this post . They all have one thing in common-JESUS

  6. Amazing lessons and questions to challenge us Diana! This greatly encouraged my heart today… to see these fellow saints love the Lord fully can totally inspire us to do the same. He is enough and He is the best!

  7. I love that verse in Psalms. One way to pursue God in fervency is getting alone time in worship to Him. I can’t describe how fulfilling God’s presence is. And yes, praying for you every day! 🙂

  8. Our society is all about “everything” and “have it all”. This is foolishness. As you pointed out, one thing makes the difference. As Ephesians 4:4-6 says, There is one body and one spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” We only need ONE.

    Laying that foundation makes choosing priorities over other things in the day to day so much easier. Very nice post!

  9. My focus is on Jesus!
    He is all I need and desire. I will continue to sit at His feet and learn of Him.
    Thank you sister Diana for this inspiring message.

  10. Thanks for this reminder that we need focus. And not to focus on multiple things, but the one most important thing. Of these four, shutting out distractions and sitting at his feet with Mary would be my focus.

  11. There is so much in this world that competes for our attention, but when we seek Him, the One thing, with our whole heart, our lives are so much richer for it. Blessings!

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