A life focused on One Thing is not a restrictive or small life. It’s a life without limitations or boundaries, a free life in Jesus. He’s more than enough, and in Him we have been made complete.
In this message, we contrast Jesus’ encounters with the rich young ruler and Zaccheus. To the person who thought they had it all together, Jesus responds with “one thing you lack.” It was the man who was aware of his brokenness who realized he has everything in Christ.
Within the frantic pace of our culture, something that is seemingly impossible to do is just abide.
Paul makes this important statement to the Philippian church: “one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind & reaching forward to what lies ahead.” The one thing he does is shifting the focus off of who he was and instead fixes his eyes on Who Jesus is.
Jesus’ statement to Martha concerning her sister Mary, that only ONE THING is necessary, is a loving invitation to leave the life of worry and performance. It’s an invitation to come, be still and know that He is God, and He’s got it!
Guest speaker Jerry Redman brings a fantastic message about our calling
Christians so often live with an enormous sense of debt toward God, and spend much of their time trying to repay Him for their salvation. The author of Psalm 116 takes a different route, after asking how he could ever repay God, his answer is to take more from God.
God Himself is a picture of perfect unity, and it’s His heart for us to be one. David writes of this priority and significance in our lives. Life is better together!
David wrote Psalm 51 at a very low point of his life, it was in his brokenness and desperation that he worshiped. When his life was seemingly falling apart, his eyes were opened to what truly mattered, his soul would only be satisfied in God.
David was a king, a hero and a legend…he had an unimaginable amount of pressure, but he writes “I’ve calmed and quieted my soul.” In a loud and stressful world, how do we find this calm and quiet for our souls?