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One Thing

“One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: 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 meditate in His temple.” – Psalm 27:4

Did you ever make a list of goals for your life? Or, on a smaller scale, jot down a Christmas or birthday wish-list? Chances are, there was more than one item on those lists.

But what if you had just one space to fill in … just one thing and one thing alone that you could wish for in your whole life? What would it be?

Would it be hard to cut down your list of goals to one single ambition? Difficult to cross off everything on your wish-list until just one item remained?

The psalmist knew his answer: “I want just one thing – and that is God alone. I want to be with him, behold him, and be in relationship with him. God is my all-in-all, and he is the only thing I want in life.”

* What are your life goals (your full list)?

* Would it be hard to give up all of them for God alone? Why or why not?

* Pray the above verse from the Psalms. If you have difficulty praying it honestly, ask the Lord to make it your heart’s desire.

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