Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Friday, 1 November 2013


 “One thing have I desired 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 behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple” (Psa 27:4).

David desired one thing, and he desired it with all his heart; his one desire was to behold the Lord. God’s desire is that we too be single-minded in our seeking after Him. If we allow ourselves to be distracted by anything, we shall never succeed in this, our most important spiritual quest.

Paul was similarly single-minded: “This ONE THING I do,” he said, “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:13,14).

The Lord is asking you one thing today: Are you a person of one mind, or is your mind set on a number of different things? What are you seeking? Maybe the devil is tempting you to focus your mind on the things of this world. Jesus rebuked Martha with tt
he words: “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: bu ONE THING is needful: and Mary hath chosen THAT GOOD PART which shall not be taken away from her” (Lk 10:41,42). If you neglect that one thing, you will worry about a multiplicity of other things, about things that can be taken away from you.

Some never acquire any goals other than material ones; all they desire is to realize their material goals, and go to the grave. Our goal must be beyond the grave.

David had confidence that he would achieve his aim, for in Psalm 23 he says: “SURELY… I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”Let us have ONE AIM, and let us set our mind on it.

 – Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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