Summary: - Many things consume out lives - Our lives get confused and cheated when we make many things the main thing
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Web site answering the one thing you can’t live without question
- Swiss Army Knife
- Internet access
- My Ipod
- Cell Phone
- Air Conditioning in the summer.....
Fireplace in the winter.....
Hubby in the evening.....
Coffee in the morning.....
- We are seekers, to satisfy our desires & pursuits
- Desires can be
• A marriage full of love
• Our kids restored
• Just to get out of debt
• To be financially secure
• To live a life of Joy & Peace
• To be successful with the creature comforts
- Many things consume out lives
- Our lives get confused and cheated when we make many things the main thing
- Confused because our loyalties are mixed up
- Cheated because we take 2nd best and not the best
- Keep The Main Thing the Main Thing
- Our desires determine character
- With one pursuit life takes on focus and simplicity
+ Ps 27:4 - David’s One Thing
❶The “One Things” of Scripture
+ 1. Eliminate the Useless Things
> Lk 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
+ 2. Evaluate My Things
> Lk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
+ 3. Equip For The Real Thing
> 2 Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
+ 4. Experience The Best Thing
> Jn 9:25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
+ 5. Exercise The Main Thing
> Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
+ 6. Emphasize The One Thing
> Jos 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
+ David’s one thing was the Lord - 4x
- This one thing was his pursuit
- To seek after
+ ❷ Securing The One Thing
• > Dwell in his house
>To be in his presence
> To live before him
> The house becomes a home
> Home is where we rest, find protection, are fed, place our treasures, and in communion share our secrets
> Ps 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
> Ps 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
• + Behold His beauty
> Delighting in Him
> Beauty of his Word
> Beauty of his love
> Beauty of great salvation
• + Enquire in His temple
> Study, meditate, think at his feet
> To ask for guidance
- The totality of life is summed up in getting into Christ and enjoying him
- I want to be the best that Christ can make me
+ ❸ Become as a Drowning Man For the One Thing
• > Evaluate the one thing
• > Focus on the one thing
• > Feed the one thing
• > Pursue the one thing
• > Don’t let go of the one thing
Note: “all the days of my life”
- If we do not prize heavenly things we shall not be allowed to keep them
- If you want something you never had you must do something you never did