Yesterday at Sugar Hill Church, my teaching focused on the importance of “One Thing.” The Scriptures are replete with references to this “one thing.” When asked by a wealthy and powerful young up and comer, “what must I do to have life eternal?” Jesus replied that he was missing just “one thing.” When Martha busied herself with busyness and work, Mary sat at the feet of Jesus. Jesus said that Martha was missing this “one thing.” Over and over, the Scriptures teach us that we are often missing the Divine and His extraordinary plan for our lives by missing just “one thing.”
What’s your “one thing?” The Divine teaches us that we all have at least “one thing.” That anything that stands between our soul and the Divine must be dealt with or we will never reach the summit of our climb. Most of us just need to deal with this “one thing,” if we are to reach the peak!
Stop and settle these three questions in your heart today:
- Who do you most often attempt to please more? Friends, family, self, or the Divine?
- What “one thing” do you need to focus on, remove, or repair to get you to your summit?
- Are you willing to ask the Divine for clarity on what your “one word, or one thing” might be, and then act on it
Anything we feed, fuel or fear more than the Divine must be addressed and brought into the light. We can trust the One that gave us the start of this “one thing.” And He will not withhold from you the clarity and wisdom necessary to discover your “one word,” or “one thing.” It’s as simple as asking for clarity, stopping to hear from the Divine, and acting on the Direction given.
All of that is best known as obedience to the Divine Creator and Sustainer of life and love.
The picture above is of my “rock altar,” and Jenny’s “rock alter.”
She has identified REST as her “one thing” that she is leaning into this year.
I’ve identified COURAGE as my “one thing.” What is your “one thing?”?
If we are to tackle this thing that is between us and the Divine, we will need to build an altar or a remembrance. These rocks are our altar…our remembrance. Stop right now and enter into a short season of meditation and ask the Divine to reveal the “one thing” that needs your attention and the Divine’s attention today. Then build a remembrance of how far the Divine has brought you. An alter of trusting the Divine for your present, and the willingness to follow Him into your future.
In Luke 5:17-39, A man crippled from birth, lowered through a roof to get to Jesus so that he might be healed, heard these words from Christ, “get up and take your stretcher (bed) with you.”
Why take the bed home? I think that it was so he could see it every single day and
be reminded of how far Jesus had brought him.
To trust Jesus to forgive his past, strengthen his present and direct his future.
Determine your “one thing, ” and claim your “one word.” Just watch, and see what the Divine can do. He can reveal your one thing. Heal your one thing. Remove your one thing, discover your one thing and strengthen your one thing. Why? Because He is the Divine. He is the Creator of this universe and every universe. And because He loves you. You see, He is the Rock or Your Salvation. The Hope of All Mankind. The Healer of our Souls, and the Savior of the World.
Go ahead – Build your altar of remembrance so that you will see it day-by-day.
One more day of The Climb – Tomorrow!
May You Walk in Peace Today,