One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
The “one thing” in David’s life was clear.
It was all about the Lord.
The “one thing” he set His heart on…
The “one thing” he was consumed by…
The “one thing” he longed for…
The “one thing” he desired was to dwell (live) where God lives.
David knew that in God alone He could be truly satisfied. He knew, either through revelation or experience, that in God alone is where He could find all that he needed in life. And that is where he resolved to live.
This is a remarkable statement. Especially when I consider my own light-weight existence.
How often am I consumed by the trivial instead of the eternal?
How often is getting home to watch the show I recorded the “one thing” I desire?
How often is getting my food brought to my table by the waitress the “one thing” I long for?
I’m pathetic. But thankfully God is not finished with me yet. There is still breath in my lungs and so there is opportunity to pray as David prayed, “Lord I want you to be the ‘One thing’ in my life!”
PRAYER: Father, forgive me for settling for such small things when you offer me the opportunity to sit before you! Lord I want you to be the one thing I desire in this life. Change my heart. I choose you Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.