One Thing


“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4 ESV). At one time, a famous TV personality would conclude his daytime show by informing his audience of “Just One More Thing.” That’s my goal in sharing this scripture, to remind us of “one thing.” In life many of us think that if we can get that “one thing” started or done, we can see our way clear and be on our way. Sometimes that can be very true, but sometimes not. Do you know many purchase lottery tickets in hopes of getting one thing… that winning ticket? They think by hitting the big lotto they will be set for life. Sadly, statistic proves different. As quickly as their fortune came, many lost it. They lost it by failing to do wisely just one thing… investing.

I assure you, there is one thing that supersedes any of our earthly endeavors. There is one thing we can invest in to secure our life through eternity. That one thing is to seek to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. Is that your one thing? Is that your desire? That “one thing” will make the difference between living a life of bondage to living a life of eternal freedom in Christ. No matter our desires on earth, let’s be sure to make our ultimate desire is to seek the Lord and make heaven our home… just that “one thing.”

I will keep on thanking God for reminding me of what takes priority in this life in order to gain eternal life. By Hertistine Washington/

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